May 18, 2021

Kabudula communities get face masks, mosquito nets

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR), an international non-governmental organisation, has donated face masks to pupils and treated mosquito nets to pregnant women and lactating mothers in the area of Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe.

The items, worth over K1 million, have been donated to Kabudula and Kazire Primary Schools and Kabudula Rural Hospital in the district.

Speaking during the donation, CPAR Malawi’s Program Manager, Olivia Kachuma, said with funds donated from people of Canada, they decided to make the donation to complement government’s efforts in preventing further spread of Covid-19 and malaria.

“Resources permitting, we would like to extend the gesture to other areas in the district,” said Kachuma.

Speaking in separate interview, CPAR’s Program Development Officer, Louis Banda, said as an organization, they want to contribute towards government commitment in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals of access to education and fighting malaria.

On her part, Kabudula Primary School Head teacher, Glyceria Chishasha said most of underprivileged learners have challenges to source the face masks but now this will be history thanks to the donation of masks.

Said Chishasha: “Learners who are needy will no longer have to stay at home due to lack of face masks as they will now be wearing the masks they have received today.”

Speaking earlier, Primary Education Advisor for Kabudula Zone, Chrispine Chilaka said provision of the face masks would significantly help to reduce pupil absenteeism and ensure that the beneficiaries are protected and they protect others from Covid-19.

He thanked the organisation for the donation and appealed for the extension of the gesture to other schools.

CPAR is implementing a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project in the area of Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe.

By Kondwani Kandiando

By Kondwani Kandiando

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