World Vision Malawi (WVM) has handed over various multi-million kwacha structures in Ntchisi.
The K192 million structures include an under-five clinic at Nthesa Trading Centre, classroom blocks at Nyalavu and Kadedwa primary schools, and Chikho and Chankhwali community-based child care centres (CBCC).
Speaking during the handover of the structures, WVM associate director for programme effectiveness and quality assurance Edwina Hanjahanja said the facilities have been donated to improve literacy among children and ensure easy access to health services for under-five children.
She said most schools in the district lack classrooms and sanitation facilities, which leads to high dropout rates.
“There is a high toilet- learner ratio of 1 to 190 resulting in adolescent girls dropping out of school before acquiring functional literacy,” she said.
Ntchisi District Council’s director of administration Andrew Lihoma thanked WVM for the gift.
He said the council will ensure that the structures are well maintained.
The district’s education manager Votie Mboweni commended WVM for the supportin the education sector. n