Nanze, a nongovernmental organisation of US and Sweden based Malawians has commenced a $150000 (Mk 112.5million) model school construction project in Group Village Headman Chikwasa in Dedza.
One of Nanze Directors, Zebbie Fagerlind said she felt bad seeing children of Chikwasa area especially young girls traveling a long distance to access education.
“It’s very pathetic to see young girls and boys taking long distances just to access good education, having noticed this for a period of time I sat down with my husband on how we could help in solving this problem,” said Fagerlind.
She further said at first, she came up with an idea of opening up a nursery school which to date has helped a lot in improving the education standards within the area.
“Having successfully managed the nursery school, it is now time to construct a model school,” explained Fagerlind.
She added that Nanze aims to empower and end girl child marriage so that they can get education and be independent in future.
On his remarks, Village Headman Hassani Maikolo commended Nanze for the timely gesture.
He said the school once completed will help to reduce school dropout rates particularly among the girls.
“ Our children are travelling long distances which is a danger to their life, we are hopeful that the school to be constructed will immensely improve access of education for our young ones,” said Maikolo.
The project is being funded by donors in America and Sweden and other well wishers.
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