Chibombo District Commissioner, Lloyd Kayeka, has advised parents and guardians to start applying for school bursaries for their children under the 2023 Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Mr Kayeka says few pupils accessed the CDF Secondary Boarding School bursaries this year because many parents did not apply for their children.
He said there is need for many parents to secure bursaries for their children next year as enough sensitization has been made regarding the procedures required to access the funds.
Mr Kayeka parents must not have any reason for not sending their children to school because the government has introduced free education and is offering bursaries for the learners in the boarding schools.
She said this during the District Youth Assembly organized by the Generation Alive Organisation held at Tukiya Lodge.
Meanwhile, the DC has also encouraged the youths in the district to apply for government sponsorship under the CDF Skills and Development Bursaries.
Mr Kayeka said government has deliberately set aside the funds for school sponsorship to enable young people to enroll at various training institutions and acquire trade skills.
He said government is encouraging youths to acquire trade skills for self-employment and enhanced household incomes.
Generation Alive is implementing a project in the district aimed at strengthening Civil Society Organisations for the promotion of a safe and secure environment for children and young people.