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German association donates to adult education centre

Written by  Moses Nyirenda
Chimulilenji (L) and Harrington holding a laptop during the donation ceremony-pic by Moses Nyirenda. Chimulilenji (L) and Harrington holding a laptop during the donation ceremony-pic by Moses Nyirenda.

Lilongwe, January 30, 2019: Dentscher Volkshochschul Verband (DVV) International, the German adult education association on Tuesday pledged to continue promoting adult education in the country.

DDV International Regional Director for Southern Africa, David Harrington made the pledged when his organization donated various items worth K 13 million to National Centre for Literacy and Adult Education in Lilongwe.

He added that his association is assisting technically in promoting adult literacy in the country saying they have helped in finalizing process of the Adult Literacy and Education policy which has been sent to Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) to be approved.

“As an organization we are strongly dedicated to assist promoting adult literacy in African countries including Malawi,” Harrington said.

He explained that the association has been supporting governments in establishing and development of sustainable structures for youth and adult education in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, Everton Chimulirenji commended DVV International for its support towards promoting adult education in the country saying that the support would assist in increasing literacy levels among the elderly.

“As government we feel greatly honored for the efforts which DVV International is doing in the country, this will help in advancing adult literacy levels and social-economic development in the country,” he said.

Chimulirenji noted that DVV International donation has come at the right time particularly at this time when the National Adult Literacy Programme tools and components are being reviewed to suit current trends in the country’s sustainable development goals.

The Minister pointed out that his Ministry would make sure that all support rendered to government especially to the Department of Community Development through the National Centre for Literacy and Adult Education, is used to the intended purpose.

The donated items included desktop computers, laptops, textbooks, register pads, printers and backup batteries.

DVV International has been supporting youth and adult education globally for more than 45 years.

In 2017 DVV International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government to help in shaping up National Adult Literacy Programs implemented by the Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development in the country.   

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