Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has asked non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Mangochi, in the Eastern Region of Malawi, to focus on education programmes.
MRCS president Levison Changole said this on Friday at Mgoza Community-Based Care Centre (CBCC) in Traditional Authority Chowe in the district.
He accompanied a team of Icelandic Red Cross members to the area to appreciate the projects MRCS is implementing in the district.
In an interview after the field visit, Changole highlighted the need for NGOs to focus on children’s education, especially those from the rural areas.
“It is high time NGOs and stakeholders came together and started engaging in programmes that have more bearing on education,” he said.
Changole said, at the moment, government is struggling financially; hence, the need to complement its efforts.
In his remarks, Icelandic Red Cross president Sveinn Kristinsson said he was impressed with the projects MRCS is doing in the area.
He said this would stimulate his organisation to pump more money into the projects to cushion people’s suffering.
During the visit, MRCS handed over two tricycles to physically-challenged pupils of Chigumula and Chimesya schools and toilets.