By Patrick Botha – Mana.
A Swiss organization, Solon Foundation, Monday donated assorted items which included 30 hand washing buckets, seven cartons of soap, posters and leaflets to schools in Nkhata Bay in a bid to strengthen the fight against Covid-19.
Making a symbolic handover of the items at Nkhata Bay District Education Office, Benford Mwakayuni who is Solon Foundations agent in Northern Malawi said the organization decided to make the donation as its contribution towards the fight against Covid-19.
Receiving the donation, Chief Education Manager for Nkhata Bay District Council, Nameson Ngwira described the donation as a timely gesture despite that schools are closed due to the pandemic.
“We commend Solon Foundation for their support. Despite that schools are closed at the moment, the items will be used in the post-Covid response as we will still have to carry on with sanitation and hygiene practices,” said Ngwira.
Some of the schools to benefit from the donation in the district, include Mtetete, Chisu and Kavuzi.
The organization is expected to pump in K8.3 million for the initiative which will cover Nkhata Bay, Rumphi, Mzimba and Karonga districts.