PAKWACH. Lions’ club international has handed over a shs55million rehabilitated classroom block to Pakwach girl’s primary school authorities.

The rehabilitated classroom block was left in ruins following a heavy storm that blew off its roof in September last year, the block accommodated over 400 pupils of infant classes.

Some of the pupils were temporarily accommodated at Pakwach Catholic Church parish premises in makeshifts tents.

The renovations work by the Lions Club International was launched in February this year till its completion last week.

The funds also helped in the construction of two pit latrines, purchase of 60 desks and strengthening of rack walls.

Ms Nathalie Kareo, the headmistress of the school commended the contribution of Lions club in their rescue.

"In a special way, I want to appreciate the enormous support of Lions’ club, you have addressed our main education challenge, as a school we shall have you at heart, “she said.

She, however, appealed for special consideration for the construction of a girl's dormitory in future.

"We are overwhelmed by pupil’s numbers, the girls have to congest in the only dilapidated dormitory, we are really taking a risk that must be addressed faster ", she said.

Dr Amos Nyathinrombo, the Northern region Lion's club chairperson appealed to the foundation to consider establishing an eye care centre to address trachoma in the district due to its track record in the area.

"River blindness is a serious disease so we need to station a treatment centre to help the needy in this area and lobby for funds due to its magnitude “, he said.

He urged the pupils to use the revamped classrooms and become responsible ambassadors of community change.

Mr Robert Munanura, the governor Lion club international appealed to the district and other stakeholders to join the club and identify needs viable to the community.