President Edgar Lungu says his Government is working hard to enable children in rural areas access quality education.
President Lungu says rural based pupils especially the girl child are key in achieving 50 percent representation of women in various positions.
The President was speaking at State House Monday when he graced the First Lady for a Day Mentorship Programme organised by the Junior Achievement Zambia.
President Lungu implored the pupils to work hard and achieve their dreams.
And the First Lady says she is delighted to play a role in mentoring rural girls and boys from across the country.
Mrs. Lungu encouraged pupils to make education their priority as the country’s development depends on them.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Michael Kaingu says government is expected to spend over 19 million kwacha on vulnerable children in the education sector.
Dr. Kaingu who was represented by Director Early Childhood Education, Christine Mayondi, said 60 percent of the money will benefit girl pupils.
And Stanbic Bank Board Chairlady, Mary Ncube says the bank has so far spent over 4 hundred and 70 thousand kwacha on the Junior Achievement Zambia programme.
And Junior Achievement Zambia Board Representative, Francis Ndilila says the programme has so far impacted over two hundred and 60 pupils across the country.