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.

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  1. Those who went to state house are not rural kids,, those were lungu`s relatives,,,,,,,, but those kids and adults in grade 4 from luapula president Nawakwi met are true rural zambian people, mama Nawakwi has a heart,,,, and your lungu has no heart

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    • banks should have Corporate Social Responsibility?? CSR.. does not the president and first lady to do such?? If these banks are serious. let them Invest in Institutions / Schools were high achievers can be sponsored too.

      Nevertheless Good start.. and keep up the good work.. quietly not showing off.

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  2. You invite children to state house then you end with segregating and curse some children DENYING them even certificates. Those children were all winners, because they learned nearly nothing than hearing about “tribal-tribal”, so they deserve ALL to receive same presents.

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  3. LT we want that web-design with “Vote”, so w practice how to vote t couple above squatting at state house.
    Give us more of Nawakwi stories, they are much “happier” than that sad Lungu’s wife.

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  4. You invite under 18 kids to a public building and product place them with a private bank’s t-shirts…they should be rules against such abuse.

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  5. ECL says those kids should emulate him as he has attained the highest level he can.
    Well, as a lawyer the chap was stripped of his licence. He became PF president using pangas. As head of state he is overseeing the worst economic performance this country has ever been through.
    He is visionless.
    He doesn’t fit as anyone’s role model.

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