Catholic Health Commission of Mzuzu Diocese on Friday handed over 24 newly built community-based child care centre (CBCC) shelters to District communities in Mzimba District.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at Katete in group village head Makoko Banda, Mzuzu Diocese vicar general Andrew Chunda thanked communities for their support during construction.
“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 intelligence potential is developed at that stage. Our hope is that you will utilise the resources fully regardless of the church you belong to,” he said.
Mzimba South district social welfare officer Grace Mvula said the availability of the CBCC shelters will provide conducive learning environments.
She commended the commission for the initiative.
Apart from building the CBCC shelters, the diocese has also trained six care-givers and 10 commuter members.