Stephanos Foundation says it is committed to promoting early childhood development centres (ECDs) in communities to equip children with skills before they start formal education.
The Foundation’s executive director Clifford Kuyokwa said this in an interview on Saturday after handing over four ECDs and two boreholes to Dzatapa and Khombwe communities in Chileka, Blantyre.
Kuyokwa said the foundation is rooted in the belief that children should be well taken care of and that the core of their development is in education.
He said ECDs play a vital role in children’s development before they start learning.
“We focus on children’s foundation to prepare their future. That is why as Stephanos, part of our projects is to enhance ECDs in communities,” he said.
In a separate interview, group village head Solomon hailed Stephanos Foundation for the initiative and appealed to other organisations to emulate the non-governmental organisation (NGO).
Social welfare child protection officer Greyson Mkwaila commended the NGO for their efforts and said the department is committed to supporting the initiative.
The NGO also drilled boreholes in the communities to improve access to safe drinking water.