MEPIC Organizes Cultural Day

As one way of promoting cultural co-existence, MEPIC private primary school in Balaka on Friday organised a cultural day aimed at instilling the spirit from childhood.

Headteacher for the school Grace Mkwela says apart from teaching them in class, they need to practice co-existence both at school and back in their communities.

"The children should grow up having no problems living with people of different ethnic groups and learn what fellow tribes believe in and like.

"They learn this in class but should also practice it when at school and back home," said Mkwela.

Balaka district officer for Malawi education school improvement program, Steve Mlomba, says this is important and all schools need to promote such initiatives.

Mlomba said: "We have heard reports of ethnic clashes for some time and this could be one way of ensuring that the future generation should be a different one."

Mlomba said they will do everything possible to ensure that all schools in Balaka promote peaceful co-existence to bring change to society.

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