24 April 2018
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  Lilongwe, November 23, 2017: Lack of adequate disability friendly facilities and stimulation materials, wrong attitudes, mindset and perceptions on the part of the communities and parents are some of the reasons why children with physical challenges continue to stay away from Early Child Development Centres (ECD). National ECD Director…
  Lilongwe, November 22, 2017: As one way of promoting reading culture in Malawi, a Lilongwe based Barefoot Readers Initiative has started a project through a voluntary group to revive a reading culture among the youth. Barefoot Readers Initiative is a voluntary youth group that provides books to libraries and…
Mangochi, November 21, 2017: National Early Child Development Coalition Tuesday disclosed that only 45 per cent of the children particularly in rural areas are accessing Early Child Development (ECD) initiatives in the country.    National Chairperson for National for ECD Coalition, Janet Kuyeli made the observation when she made her remarks…
Chiradzulu, November 20, 2017: Parents in Chiradzulu have been advised to take a leading role in assisting their standard 1 to 4 children how to read and write as a way of promoting a reading culture in the country. National Reading Programme (NRP) District Coordinator, Yamikani Chingwalu, told Malawi News…
  Blantyre, November 21, 2017: Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalirani has said government will develop deliberate strategies aimed at increasing accessibility to early child development (ECD) services in the country. Speaking on Monday during the launch of ECD week at Lunzu community centre ground…
Students like these to benefit - File Photo MACHINGA, November 20, 2017: Government is set to construct five secondary schools in Machinga before the opening of next school calendar year in September 2018. This was disclosed by the Education Division Manager for the Eastern Region, Gregory Alufandika, to Malawi News…
MULANJE, November 18, 2017: Angry villagers at Limbuli in Mulanje on Friday vandalized and damaged Mitawa 1 Primary School. The villagers are said to have vandalised the school in protest against the School's head teacher who, alongside other teachers, are being accused of practicing Satanism. According to information gathered by…
Chikwawa, November 17, 2017: The Association of Early Childhood Development (AECD) in Malawi has hailed government for increasing funds towards early childhood development programs in the country. The Association’s Programs Manager, Maureen Katola, made the remarks on Thursday during an awareness meeting with communities of Group Village Headman (GVH) Chimoto…
Rumphi, November 16, 2017: Rumphi Women Forum (RWF) has expressed disappointment over conditions girl children endure to access education saying they contribute to school dropout rate increase. RWF is a non-governmental organization which advocates for girl child and women rights in Rumphi District. RWF Deputy Executive Director, Chiza Gondwe said…
Prisca Ntonya who dropped out of school returned to school after being encouraged by STA Pitala Lilongwe, November 15, 2017: Plan  Malawi under ‘ Yes I do’ project last Saturday handed over  different school materials to 250 back-to-school girls and several bicycles to mother groups  in Traditional Authority Liwonde in…

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Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Kasungu, April 14, 2018: Tchesa Full Primary School in Kasungu east had less than 550 learners in 2012. The school saw most children shunning its doors because they had to help parents in tobacco production. Head teacher Zuze Mthiko says enrollment was very low compared to children’s population in...