UK Organisation Bankrolls Science Essay Competition in Nkhotakota


United Kingdom based organisation called Young Darwinian has awarded three learners who emerged as winners of a science essay competition at Chankhasi Primary School in Nkhotakota district.

The event was held yesterday at the school’s campus in Nkhandwe village, Sub- Traditional Authority Kalimanjira in the lakeshore district.

The three learners who emerged as winners are Rashika Nkhandwe (Standard 8), Ronald Mvula (Standard 8), and Tadala Banda (Standard 8). The learners wrote essays in science subjects namely Agriculture and Mathematics among others to enable them fall in love with the world of Science.

Presenting the certificates and money to the learners, the Director of the School, Rev Andrew Banda commended Young Darwinian for supporting the competition.

“We are grateful to our UK partners for the gesture. It is important for the learners to be dragged into science at grassroot level because this will help them to develop love for the science. This is just a beginning and we are hoping for more competitions in the future,” he says.

Banda urged the learners who did not make it to work hard next time.

“All of you produced great poems but you know that in a competition, not all of you can win. Work hard next time and you will win,” he says.

The headmaster of the school, Mr Ntchita encouraged the three outstanding learners to continue working hard. Ntchita has also told other learners that there is always tommorow.

Over 20 learners at Chakhasi Primary School took part in the competition.