Malawi Girl Guides Association (Magga) has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K7 million to 67 primary schools in Mulanje District to enhance their efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
The items included facemasks, face shields, soap, hand sanitisers, chlorine, disinfectants and pails.
Speaking during the handover on Wednesday, Magga vice-president Esmie Tembenu said they donated the PPE to protect learners and teachers from the disease.
She said: “The donation is one way of achieving our agenda of transforming the lives of girls and young women in the country through education.
“We are providing the right information that will help young people from getting infected.”
On his part, Mulanje district education desk officer Handford Katuli said the PPE will make schools safe for learning.
“We could not afford to buy the PPE,” he said.
In her remarks, Mulanje district integrated disease surveillance and response coordinator Masilina Msamanyada said the Covid-19 situation in the district is better.
“However, the district needs more support as we are preparing for a possible third,” she said.