Cosmas Chimaliro – Mana.
God Cares Rights Foundation is geared to complementing government efforts in reducing the plight of marginalized children in Mzuzu City in accessing education.
Briefing City Executive Committee Wednesday on the project’s progress since its inception in August 2019, God Cares Rights Foundation’s Project Officer, Bresco Nyangulu said the project, with support from Egmont Trust (United Kingdom), is supporting 150 vulnerable children in Chibavi location.
He said the Project aims to improve access and uptake of quality health and education services for marginalized children by 2020.
“The project has supported 30 learners at Chibavi Community Day Secondary school with uniform, tuition fees, writing materials, among others. Further, provided writing materials to 120 primary school learners.
‘’The project has played a significant role in retaining the girls in school,’’ the Project Officer said.
With regard to economic empowerment, Nyangulu said a total of 30 households taking care of the vulnerable children have been drilled in management of small scale businesses to have capacity to continue funding for the children.
Acting Director of Health Services for Mzuzu City Council, Mavuto Lupwayi commended God Cares Rights Foundation for sharing progress of the project, saying the initiative could help improve performance of the project.
He asked other implementers of the projects in the city to emulate the practice by God Cares Rights Foundation that of giving feedback on projects’ progress to the council.
God Cares Rights Foundation commenced its activities on August 1, 2019 and will phase out on July 31, 2020.