First Lady Esther Lungu

First Lady Esther Lungu says equitable access to education for children regardless of their backgrounds is important for national development.

Mrs. Lungu said it is for this reason that she has continued to engage various stakeholders through the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust to assist the vulnerable in society to access education.

She said while providing access to education, it is important to also consider children with special needs who also require an inclusive, accessible and sustainable environment for learning.

Mrs. Lungu said according to the United Nations, an estimated one billion people with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to education.

The first lady was speaking when she officially handed over a special need’s classroom block at Ndeke Primary School at ZAF Lusaka Airforce Base.

The School has been constructed by the Airpower Ladies Club as part of commemorations of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities which falls on December 3 every year.

Mrs. Lungu also donated assistive devices to ease the movement of children with mobility challenges and also pledged a 20 thousand Kwacha cash donation.

She commended the Airpower Ladies Club for the gesture which will ultimately enable children living with disabilities to participate at different levels of economic development in the country.

And Community Development Minister Kampamba Chewe pledged support towards uplifting the lives of children with special needs.

Meanwhile, Air Power Ladies Club Patron Catherine Muma said the club has scored a number of achievements which include the construction and rehabilitation of clinics.

[ZNBC]

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12 COMMENTS

    • Esther you went to the USA to collect fire trucks now USA wants your husband Lungu to have a boyfriend waona manje and you should have a girlfriend

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    • Is this the stup!dy lady who wasted money on rubbish fire tenders telling people the opposite. SUCK! By what she did she denied young people education. Bana Daliso go away!

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    • Only Esther thinks its ok to spend US$14 million to bring in fire truck valued at US$7000…..one of the trucks caught fire last week….those pieces of junk are safety hazard….and just like that US$14 million of tax payers money is gone

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    • But you husband has a kleptocratic govt that pays $800 million to ghost workers when qualified teachers are roaming the streets.

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  1. Your husband bought himself a private jet for millions of dollars and you kept silent. Today you want to show you care. Yaba

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  2. Visionless couple!! This woman calling for “equitable access to education”. She’s busy trying to create short term education using public funds and pretending it’s from her pocket. Go educate yourself and emancipate yourself from thieving slavery. We know liars when we see them sugar coating things for the sake of general elections coming soon.

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  3. Just pack you bags and leave state house, you have overstayed you welcome with an inept corrupt husband. we are sick fed up of you and your corrupt lot. Go away!

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