Lighthouse Foundation (LHF)— a Korean non-government organisation—on Friday awarded certificates to 48 caregivers in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chigaru in Blantyre.
The graduates underwent a six-month training in early childhood development (ECD).
Speaking at the graduation ceremony executive secretary of the Lighthouse Foundation, Cho Il thanked the Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration and AECDM for supporting such their programmes.
She also hailed the caregivers for working hard during the training.
“I am hoping that the children of Malawi will benefit a lot from the caregivers. They will grow holistically provided caregivers implement what they have learnt,” she said.
Executive director of the Early Childhood Development in Malawi (AECDM) Charles Gwengwe, who was the guest of honour, thanked the Lighthouse Foundation and Korean Government for supporting early childhood development in Malawi.
He said the LHF has provided enough incentives to sustain the nursery school project in T/A Chigaru.
LHF has also helped people in Blantyre North in fighting against malaria and in providing health care services since 2010.
Besides the nursery school and teachers training programme, LHF also supported more than 800 children in 12 nursery schools by renovating the schools and by providing Likuni Phala and emergency kits.