Ministry of Education has asked World Vision Malawi (WVM) to continue with home schooling instruction program despite school scheduled to open next week October 12, 2020.
Deputy Director School Health and Nutrition, Virginia Kachigunda made the request Thursday after sampling a home schooling instruction program near Mitondo Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chitekwere in Lilongwe.
“I would like to encourage the continuation of the programme at home level. Communities should be encouraged to use their availability resources within their home to keep their children busy when they are at home as a result of shifts,” Kachigunda explained.
She said WVM should strengthen such structures to many communities so that children should not miss out on their educational needs and emphasized that home learning through radio and other platforms remains relevant in this new norm.
A Caregiver, Kaitoni Akibu thanked WVM for providing capacity building among community members to help their children to continue reading and writing during the Covid-19 school break.
A Standard 4 learner, Linley Nefitalie said the program has helped not to forget what they were learning in school before the outbreak of Covid-19.
“We have greatly improved in our reading and writing now. Once schools will open, we will do better than before,” she assured.
World Vision Malawi Education Coordinator, Fredrick Chigwa said the engagement of parents and guardians in the program has helped a lot that efforts being made were tremendous.
Senior Group Village Headman Chitekwere thanked WVM for their tireless effort in providing several developmental interventions in their area.
World Vision Malawi Area Programs for Nkhoma and Chilenje have managed to reach out to 15 schools in two zones, mapped up 400 House Holds (HHs), oriented 30 teachers, and trained 520 parents who are supporting 11,252 learners of which 1,750 are registered children.