A German charity organisation, Books for Africa, has committed itself to continue supporting the education sector in Malawi by making education accessible to all children.
One founder of the organisation, Mario Kliitsch, said this at Mpemba in Blantyre after touring Tsogolo La Ana Schools Books for Africa constructed in collaboration with another German organisation Abc-Foundation.
Said Kliitsch: “In Germany, we believe in education; and realising that some children are failing to access education due to various challenges, we founded the organisation.
“We use proceeds we get from selling the books people donate to us to construct schools. This is the fifth school we have constructed in Malawi.”
He said they were excited to interact with children and listen to their stories as they shared their dreams.
Kliitsch also hailed the feedback they received from the school management and promised to come in with more funding for the smooth running of the schools.
During the visit, Books for Africa distributed 250 solar lamps for students in senior classes to use when studying during late hours.
Tsogolo La Ana Foundation executive director Lucy Maunde said they chose to construct the school in the area after realising that many children were not going to school.
“Our mission is to work with children towards promoting their rights and improving the livelihood of their families. We are achieving this by, among other initiatives, promoting early, basic and tertiary education.
“It is against this background that these schools are operating just like those belonging to government so that we don’t deter learners from accessing education,” she said.