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ZESCO Empowers Education

ZESCO Limited, through its subsidiary Kafue Gorge Lower Power Development Corporation, has marked a momentous occasion by officially presenting a state-of-the-art secondary school to the community of Chikankata District. 

The unveiling ceremony, held today, has ushered in a new era for education in the region.

The co-educational boarding school, named Chasunta by the local community, is poised to be a beacon of learning excellence. With a capacity to accommodate 500 learners, the school boasts various well-equipped laboratories aimed at facilitating technology-aided learning experiences.

The Minister of Education, Hon. Douglas Syakalima, was present to receive the school on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia. 

This significant collaboration between ZESCO and the government underscores a commitment to advancing education and providing opportunities for the youth in the region.

The Chasunta School is set to commence operations in 2024, offering a conducive environment for holistic learning and development. 

The establishment of this modern facility aligns with ZESCO’s broader commitment to supporting education and empowering local communities.

Hon. Douglas Syakalima expressed gratitude for the impactful contribution by ZESCO in promoting education. 

He emphasized that the newly handed-over school would play a pivotal role in fostering a brighter future for the youth of Chikankata District.

The school’s introduction signifies a step forward in the ongoing efforts to enhance access to quality education, addressing the infrastructure needs required for a conducive learning environment. 

The provision of well-equipped laboratories underscores a dedication to fostering a technology-driven educational experience for the students.

ZESCO’s initiative reflects a broader trend of private sector entities actively participating in social development projects, aligning their efforts with national priorities. 

The collaboration between ZESCO and the government illustrates the positive impact that can be achieved through public-private partnerships.

As the doors of Chasunta School prepare to open in 2024, the community of Chikankata anticipates a transformative impact on the educational landscape, creating opportunities for knowledge, growth, and empowerment for generations to come.

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