ActionAid Malawi has trained 72 childcare givers from Rumphi in early childhood development (ECD) teaching skills to enable them handle lessons professionally.
Speaking during the closing ceremony of the training at Ekwendeni Community Hall on Friday, ActionAid Malawi programmes coordinator Andrew Chapusa said the future of the nation relies on children hence, the need to have qualified ECD teachers.
“Early childhood is a critical stage of development that forms the foundation for children’s future well-being and learning. It is clear that a person’s intelligent potential is developed at that stage,” he said.
A representative of Rumphi district commissioner (DC) Innocent Simakweri urged Action Aid to continue supporting children in ECD.
Childcare givers president Martin Ng’oma said the training has come at a right time when the demand for nursery education has increased.
ActionAid has also built community based care centre (CBCC) shelters in the district. n