By Chisomo Phiri
In an effort to make sure that students are accessing to safe and quality water, Shantero Davie,a renowned athlete based at Chisitu trading centre in Mulanje has repaired a broken borehole at Chisitu Day School ( CDSS) in Mulanje.
The borehole is said to have been not functional for over 30 years, making it hard for the students and teachers at the school to access quality water.
Speaking when handing over the repaired borehole on Wednesday, Davie said he felt touched when he received the message that the school has no borehole after the one used vandalized some 30 years ago.
” I was very touched to hear that the school has no borehole and that is why I thought of using my athletic skills to mobilize money to repair the borehole.
“Luckily enough, through the move some well-wishers helped me with something little which I used to buy the borehole spare parts,” he said.
The athlete said he was happy to see the borehole repaired saying this will save many lives from the danger of cholera outbreak.
” I am very happy today that the borehole has been repaired. I believe that many lives will now be saved from the cholera outbreak as safe and quality water will be available here,”said Davie.
In his remarks, Deputy Headteacher for Chisitu Day Secondary School Robert Njaganja thanked Davie for his kind gesture to save lives from cholera pandemic.
” We are very thankful to Davie for this kind gesture. We had fear that Cholera will one time hit our school as we did not have access to safe and quality water.
“In general, the whole school is very grateful because the borehole is now back,” said Njaganja.
He assured of taking care of the borehole so as it last long.
The school’s Parents and Teachers Association ( PTA) chairman Clement Nanseta also thanked Davie for repairing the borehole and urged other well-wishers to emulate the same.