Some people in Mzimba have embarked on activities that are beneficial to their schools.
This is due to intensive awareness, Mzuzu-based Foundation for Children’s Rights (FCR), conducted in primary schools under Mtende and Kapando zones in traditional authorities (T/As), Chindi and Mpherembe in Mzimba.
FCR carried out a one-year project aimed at promoting participation in the management of primary schools at community level. Open Society for Southern Africa (Osisa) funded the project.
Head teacher of Mchingasanya Primary School, Levison Nyirenda, disclosed that the project has initiated the spirit of self-help in the area.
“This was not possible in the past as people believed that schools belong to government and that it was government’s responsibility to manage them,” he said.
Sub-T/A Kamnyanga Chinula disclosed that, as part of resource mobilisation, traditional leaders in the area managed to contact their ‘sons’ working in South Africa for their contribution.
So far, K75 000 (about $187) was contributed, according to Chinula.
FCR executive director Jenipher Mkandawire expressed satisfaction over the development.