By Aubrey Alphonse Ligomeka
02 August 2022
Lack of trained and experienced volunteers and caregivers is negatively affecting the provision of quality education to most kindergarten schools in one of the districts in the Eastern region of Malawi and this has been disclosed by one of the leading youth-led Organisations in the area known as Community Forum Organisation (COFO).
Some of these schools are Chisomo Namabvu and Mulambe Community-Based Childcare Centres (CBCC) that are under Traditional Authority Mulilima and Katunga in the district. This follows after an assessment that the schools were in need of more educational materials to improve education standards.
Chisomo Namabvu CBCC Chairperson,Mr Francis Rajabu lamented on the situation at hand on Friday when Community Forum Organisation (COFO) donated learning and playing materials to the schools.
In his remarks, Social Community Child Protection worker, Mr Lysan Mangasanja admitted that most kindergarten schools in the district are facing a lot of challenges and he cited financial constraints as one of the major factors frustrating their efforts to deal with the problem hence calling for the support of well-wishers and other stakeholders.
On his part COFO Executive Director Mr Joshua Malunga said his Organisation is working with the District Social Welfare Office to train more volunteers and caregivers and he also pleaded with the youths to be actively involved in community social investment education projects in the district in order to raise the bar for education standards.
Mr. Malunga further called upon other organisations to help kindergarten schools with learning materials stressing that these are foundations but also pillars of education.