World Vision Malawi has received a donation of clothing, modern wheelchairs and toiletries valued at K300 million which will be distributed to the needy nationwide.
The equipment, donated by World Vision United States of America and Australia, was symbolically handed over to communities through government at a ceremony held in Lilongwe last week.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Jean Kalilani said the equipment will help children with disabilities to attend school.
“Most children with disabilities struggle to attend classes because they have problems to travel to learning institutions. These wheelchairs will ease their mobility and motivate them to attend classes always,” she said.
World Vision Malawi national director Hazel Nyathi said they asked for items, which include shoes, because they noted that they are some of what most needy people in the country lack most.
She said the wheelchairs will be distributed to World Vision partners Motivation Africa and Malawi Against Physical Disability. n