ActionAid Malawi has pledged to work together with communities in Mzimba District to improve education standards through infrastructural development.
Speaking on Saturday in Inkosi Khosolo’s area during the handover of a school block to Rukuru Junior Primary School and a teacher’s house and toilets to Msambanyifwa Primary School, all worth K16 million, ActionAid coordinator for Mzimba, Wongani Mgaba, said his organisation is committed to promoting education standards in the district.
He said ActionAid has the capacity to mobilise resources to help communities have better school structures where pupils can learn better.
“When we talk about education, there are several things that have to be fulfilled if quality has to be achieved. We talk about the availability of teachers and structures where the pupils can learn. Pupils need a good environment for learning,” said Mgaba.
Mzimba district commissioner Thomas Chirwa commended ActionAid for supporting education in the district.
“For two years now, the district has not been doing well when it comes to primary education. Out of 34 education districts, we are number 33 or 34. This is largely due to shortage of teachers, lack of school blocks, teachers’ houses and learning materials,” said Chirwa. n