By Erik Chiputula
As Save the Children celebrates 100th birthday this year, its newly Malawi Country Director Kim Koch expressed concern that children are still facing challenges in the country.
Koch who has been unveiled on Wednesday morning in the capital Lilongwe said despite improvements in children’s living since their existence but still children rights violations continue to manifest in many different ways.
“We are proud to have contributed to Malawis Millennium Development Goals successes and by 2015, about 4.7million children were reached in different ways.
“Despite this progress, children are still marring and bearing, suffer sexual abuse and forced labour” She said.
On the issue of violence against children living with Albinism she said they are committed to support government to ensure that children with Albinism are safe.
“We all know that the issue of albino abductions and killings has mainly affected children so we are fully committed to help government to deal with the issue”, she said.
Koch also said the Media has a crucial role to play in making Malawi the best place for children.
She therefore disclosed that in the next 2019-2021 strategic plan for Malawi, Save the Children will place special emphasis on adolescent children, particularly those in hard to reach areas as they continue to be disproportionately affected.
On their part, she said Save the Children will commit unrelenting support to address challenges that affect the Media in carrying out their crucial role ensuring the attainment of children’s rights.