Lilongwe, July 16, Mana: World Vision Malawi (WVM) has disclosed that it has a yearly education budget allocation of K4 billion which, most of it, is channeled towards infrastructure development, capacity building of teachers and other activities such as the Spelling Bee competition.
Acting National Director for WVM, Charles Chimombo said this in Lilongwe on Thursday during the Grand Finals of Spelling Bee competition.
Chimombo said WVM puts education at its heart in order to help learners be able to read and learn easily.
“We have built 450 classroom blocks over the years, 100 Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities throughout the country,” he said.
WVM has also built 30 teachers’ houses in their area of programmes in the country.
“This year, we have constructed eight classroom blocks, three ECD facilities and seven VIP toilets. We are doing this to complement government’s efforts to improve education standards in the country,” Chimombo stated.
Deputy Minister of Education, Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima expressed gratitude to WVM for investing in the education sector in the country
Wirima pointed out that WVM has helped government in delivering life changing interventions that have ensured that many children gain access to education, water, sanitation and hygiene, health, food security, child protection and advocacy.
WVM contribution to the education sector dates to 1981 and Wirima said their achievements are well documented.