Beautify Malawi rolls out clean schools campaign

The Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust has rolled out ‘My clean School my Pride’ campaign, an initiative that aims at promoting good sanitation practices and create environmental conscious minds among school going children in the country.

Brave Sean Kwilimbe of Jane Adams Private School receiving a courageous award from the First Lady for his bravery to confront an elder over littering-Pic By Stanley Makuti Mana

Brave Sean Kwilimbe of Jane Adams Private School receiving a courageous award from the First Lady for his bravery to confront an elder over littering-Pic By Stanley Makuti Mana

The First Lady Madame Mutharika cheers Pupils after the launch - Pic by Stanley Makuti

The First Lady Madame Mutharika cheers Pupils after the launch – Pic by Stanley Makuti

The First Lady unveils the Trophy to officially launch  My Clean School, My Pride Campaign at Lilongwe Academy  - Pic by Stanley Makuti

The First Lady unveils the Trophy to officially launch My Clean School, My Pride Campaign at Lilongwe Academy – Pic by Stanley Makuti

The First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika launched the campaign at a colourful ceremony that was held at The Lilongwe Academy in the city of Lilongwe.

Under the initiative, private schools under the Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAMA) will compete from zone, district, region up to national level for good sanitation practices in and around the school as well as initiatives to conserve the school’s environment.

“Sanitation and hygiene are important ingredients to a healthy learning environment. Clean schools produce smart students. Clean classrooms produce brilliant pupils. And school premises that are well cared for, produce students that are most likely to become successful in life.

“It is my hope that this Trophy will help to produce a good cohort of learners that are also conscious about cleaning their surroundings. ,” Madam Mutharika said.

According to the First Lady, BEAM Trust is currently working on modalities to run a similar campaign for public schools.

In his remarks, Minister of Education, Science Technology   Fabiano hailed both BEAM and Isama for the initiative saying such initiatives will help the population to understand the importance of making the environment clean.

“The impact of imparting knowledge and skills around cleaner ad greener environments will soon translate to a better Malawi. It is our hope that the trophy will good results, because not only will children compete in keeping their schools green and clean, but they will also transfer he knowledge back to their homes and use the same knowledge later in their lives,” he said.

The minister further commended BEAM for the role it is playing in the educating sector through the provision of bursaries to needy students as well as the construction of girls’ hostels in some Community Day Secondary Schools.

Up to 600 schools are expected to participate in the campaign, according to President of Isama Joseph Patel.

BEAM and Isama sealed a working partnership last year.

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12 thoughts on “Beautify Malawi rolls out clean schools campaign”

  1. Mzungumbuli says:

    This tells me that I should be littering anywhere and anyhow in town to keep her job alive.

  2. chimanyisko says:

    Is that what u call reform? I just hope NAC money will be safe this time. Otherwise, this is assemblies’ role

  3. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    thieves!

  4. Ogo says:

    Useless!! There are more issues than cleaning guys in Malawi. Should we hand clap for this?councils should encourage this not the whole First Lady Initiative. We have problems ndithu.

  5. Chemwali chimwene says:

    Good idea koma mwapangora kwachabe, mukapange mma school a boma

  6. marvey marvei says:

    Appreciate the idea even if you do not like the person advancing it.
    It is one of the best ideas that a first lady has ever come up with. Practical, educative and life changing.
    You can never go wrong in changing young minds for the good of society.

  7. Nsambo, Joseph Mickson says:

    I commend the noble initiative by Getrude Mutharika, the First Lady of the Republic of Malawi. It is only those who look at creation with a sober and positive mind that can affirm the importance of the BEAM TRUST. Bravo Your Excellency Madame Getrude Mutharika.

  8. K. Tili says:

    Bravo Beautify Malawi

  9. Tute says:

    Good initiative. We need to develop a culture of cleanliness. Starting with schools is the best way to go a bout it. Akulu akulu ndi mbatatata sitiwongola koma tiwanaka.

  10. benjnes says:

    A VERY GOOD THOUGHT PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TO ENRICH YOURSELVES LIKE WHAT YOUR HUSBAND IS DOING. IF YOU MEAN IT DO IT FOR THE SAKE OF OUR WARM HEART OF AFRICA

  11. Malipeya says:

    Munakapangira pa government school not private. We all know that private schools hire workers to clean environment from the huge amount of fees they charge students. I hope there is a clear criteria to follow when awarding this trophy.

  12. Observer says:

    Zandale izi. Masukulu oganiza bwino sangalowe zandale nanga MCP ikalowa mmboma 2019? Clever schools do not join this nonsense.

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