World Vision Malawi (WVM) on Saturday awarded certificates to 30 trained early childhood development (ECD) caregivers from 30 communities from Traditional Authority (T/A) Ngabu.
They attended a two-week training that took place at Kalemba Pastoral Centre in Bangula Chikhwawa.
Chikhwawa district commissioner Alex M’doko said the training came at the right time when government is embarking on the need to improve the education standards through ECD in the country.
“There are about 33 676 children in Chikhwawa who need to enrol in ECD centres, but we have just a few trained caregivers. We are hoping that these care givers will train the other caregivers to improve the quality of education bearing in mind that the children will learn well only if trained by experts, ” said M’doko.
In his remarks, WVM programmes manager for Kunyinda area development programme (ADP) Arnold Tsalayekha said the training was organised to improve quality education the early childhood learning centres.