Network for Youth and Development (NfYD) has underscored the need to support school-going pupils with disabilities to enable them realise their full potential.
NfYD project officer Yamikani Mtisautsa said this in Nkhotakota on Wednesday after donating K600 000 worth of learning materials and school uniform to learners with disabilities through a project called My Life, My Choice.
He said NfYD observed that learners with disabilities continue to face many challenges such as lack of study material and stigma.
Mtisautsa said: “We know that pupils with disabilities are facing a lot of hurdles. As such, we want to help them achieve their goals. Every child has potential to excel in life but, she or he needs support.”
Speaking after receiving the donation, one learner from Nkhotakota Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary School, Shafira Chapola, thanked the organisation for the support.
My Life, My Choice is being implemented in Mzimba North, Nkhotakota, Dowa and Lilongwe Rural through youth clubs called Young Women Can Do It and is funded by the Development Fund of Norway. It aims at promoting girls’ education. n