Save the Children has organised a five-day training for Essential Package (EP) trainer of trainers (ToTs) in Blantyre.
EP is a comprehensive and integrated framework to support the developmental, health, nutrition, protection and livelihood needs of children and their caregivers living in extremely difficult circumstances.
Speaking during the opening of the training on Monday, Save the Children country director Matthew Pickard said the package levels the playing field so that children’s future is not determined by factors such as families where they come from or are born.
He said the package was developed to fill a gap in vulnerable children programme by equipping care givers with tools needed to address developmental, health, protection, economic and nutritional needs of children.
Ministry of Gender Children and Social Welfare principal secretary (II) Elsie Tembo said government was an active player in the development of EP.
“The training provides an opportunity for me to reiterate the importance the ministry attaches to the Essential Package as a methodology that compliments government efforts in the provision of holistic care and support,” she said.