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Lisap To Construct 17 ECD Centers In Rumphi

The Livingstonia Synod Aids Program - LISAP has disclosed that it will invest K60 million in the construction of 17 Early Childhood Development Centers in the area of traditional authority Mwahenga in Rumphi to allow children there to attend early education.

 LISAP Executive Director Jonathan Vumu says they have decided to embark on early childhood education in the area because there has never been any center offering such services to children before.

 ``If these children start primary school education this January, teachers will not have problems teaching them because the students will have knowledge on some of the things that happen at the school",  Says Vumu.

 He explained that the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia would like to improve the country’s education system by ensuring that almost all children have access to quality education.

 So far, LISAP with financial support from UK-based Comic relief through Help a Child, has already constructed six Early Childhood Development Centers in the area.

 Rumphi District Social Welfare Officer Zindaba Lungu hailed efforts by Lisap saying this will ensure that more children will now attend education in the district.

 Said Lungu: ``This only shows that LISAP is a true partner for development. Government is happy with this development"

Meanwhile, first group of more than 150 learners has graduated from ECD's and are set to start primary school education this coming December.

 There are about 341 Early Childhood Development Centers in Rumphi.

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