Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) student, Davie Chilinda, has said lack of inspirational talks to learners remains a big challenge in the country as most of them get confused during their time in school.
Chilinda made the remarks recently at Chilomoni Catholic Primary School in Blantyre where he was donating face masks to standard eight learners at the school.
“Many students especially those coming from poor families find it difficult to buy these face masks, so I decided to come in and help.
As you know primary school learners need motivational talks to go further with their education, I also found it important to have a talk with them,” said Chilinda.
The third-year Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management student, who is also an alumnus for the school, imparted knowledge to the students on Covid-19 prevention measures, goal setting and controlling peer pressure.
“I have once been a primary student.
I know how hard it is for the teachers to work with these learners and I realise that a child is not raised by one family but rather an entire village.
These are the people that make them realise that we are together accomplishing their goals,” Chilinda said.
One of the standard 8 learners, Bright Kanjauso, said the motivational talk answered some of the questions he had and would therefore help him achieve his goals.
“I will work extra hard to get good grades during my Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLCE) examinations to be selected to a public secondary school,” Bright said.
Headmistress for the school, Constance Matola.
thanked Chilinda for the talk, saying this will encourage students to develop a hardworking spirit and appealed to other well-wishers to borrow a leaf.