CARE Malawi fosters reading culture, hands over school library

CARE Malawi has taken an extensive drive to promote reading culture among communities of Linyangwa in Kasungu district through a construction of a modern solar-powered library.

The magnificent solar powered library was constructed at Linyangwa Secondary School by CARE Malawi under the Join My Village project which is funded by General Mills Foundation of the United States.

Speaking when handing over the library on Tuesday, Country Director for CARE Malawi, Michael Rewald encouraged the community to take advantage of the library which is stocked with over 300 text books.

Presenting the books
Presenting the books

“Education is a foundation for a better life; we need to understand that generally chances of a meaningful life are greater with good education,” said Rewald.

Senior Chief Lukwa hailed CARE Malawi for supporting girl child education in the area since 2009 through provision of scholarships to girls, teaching and learning materials, and construction of school blocks, sanitary facilities and female teachers’ houses.

“As a community, we are grateful to CARE Malawi for the construction of this magnificent library,” said Lukwa.
Currently there are 1200 girls being supported by CARE Malawi under the JMV project in Kasungu. One of the students at Linyangwa Secondary School, Grace Kamwendo said the library will help the students to have access to a comfortable studying environment with more reading materials.

“In the past, six students were sharing one book. With the opening of this library, every student will have a book to read and in a quiet environment,” said Kamwendo.

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