16 October 2018
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Lilongwe, May 24: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has said it would make sure that the education sector in the country is growing to eliminate illiteracy by hiring 10,000 teachers. Minister of responsible, Bright Msaka said this Wednesday during the handover of books and other learning materials for 10…
Salima, May 22: The problem of high school dropout rates in Salima manifested its magnitude recently during the 2017/2018 Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLC) examinations as a class which initially had 48 pupils ended up with only 12 sitting for them after the others dropped out. Malawi News Agency (MANA)…
Chikwawa, May 18, 2018: Single mothers in Chikwawa have formed an initiative called ‘Go Girls’ which aims at empowering the mothers to either go back to school or engage economic enterprises to mitigate the effects of growing poverty levels in the district. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana)…
Lilongwe, May 18, 2018: Ministry of Education Science and Technology has asked local government authorities to prioritize provision of necessary facilities for primary schools such as desks. The minister responsible, Bright Msaka, said this in Parliament on Thursday in response to a question raised by MP for Dowa-Ngala, Elias Chakwera…
Karonga, May 18, 2018: The UK Government Wednesday officially handed over to Malawi Government new school infrastructure built in rural areas across the country to the tune of K11 billion.   The symbolic handover ceremony took place at Malo Primary School in Karonga District. Department for International Development (DFID) interim Country…
Phalombe, May 18, 2018: Malawi Union for the Blind (MUB) says inclusive education can only become a reality if all non – governmental organizations and government sectors fully participate in shaping it. Education Officer for MUB, Stewart Chauluka, made the remarks on Thursday in Phalombe during a sensitization meeting with…
Karonga, May 15, 2018: Acute shortage of desks at Mayiwiyiwi Community Day Secondary School in Karonga has forced some students to drop out of school after they were fed up of sitting on the floor. This was revealed recently when Karonga District Council handed over a classroom block to Mayiwiyiwi…
Lilongwe, May 14, 2018: Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) donated assorted sanitary materials to Mitundu Market with an aim of improving the sanitation under the Frugal Innovation Practicum. According to LUANAR, Vice Chancellor George Kanyama Phiri, said an amount of K 2,072,050 which was sourced from students…
Zomba, May 11, 2018: Learners and community around Naming’azi Primary School in Zomba were all smiles when Friends for Many Inmates (FOMI) handed over a borehole to the institution. The school and villages around it have been struggling to get clean water as there has been no source of potable…
Chikwawa, May 11, 2018: Teachers at Kawaye Primary School in Chikwawa District have, for one week, been boycotting work leaving several pupils destitute in protest that they were being accused of stealing porridge flour by one villager. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Group Village headman Chilomo…

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The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

 The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

Karonga, October 1: Lydia Nyagondwe and her husband Pearson Banda of Mwenilondo in Karonga were happy when they had their first-born daughter in November, 1978. The baby girl, named Safinia, was born strong and charming. Whilst a child, she could not show any signs of sickness up until she turned s...