The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has asked care givers in to ensure that all children are accorded equal treatment and care irrespective of their status.
EAM project officer Tumpale Kangere made the appeal on Wednesday during an international child development programme (ICPD) training of 21 caregivers from traditional authorities Kyungu and Kilupula.
He said children with disabilities are facing challenges in terms of treatment and care; hence, the training to ensure care givers give equal treatment to children.
Through the programme, care givers are trained on how they can handle and initiate development of a child.
“There were gaps in the treatment of children. Some children with disabilities are locked up in their houses while others attend school. That is illegal and must end,” said Kangere.
Oscar Mbota from Katundu Community-based Care Centre commended the training, saying it has enlightened them on early childhood development.
EAM is implementing a four-year K240 million Community Action for Transformation of Children’s Health (Catch) Project with support from Norwegian Church Aid.