Security Lapse & Food Shortage Hit Mua School For The Deaf
Authorities at Mua School for the deaf in Dedza have told Zodiak that the school is facing serious challenges of security lapse and food shortage.
Vice Superior of FIC Brothers Brother Andrew Makocho said some students disappear from school after disagreement due to lack of a good fence.
He disclosed this Tuesday when the diocese of Dedza through Holy Father's office of Missio (PMS) assisted the school with food items and other materials.
Brother Makocho said, despite Mua being the only school for the deaf in the central region, they are receiving a funding of 500 thousand Kwacha only per month to provide all basic needs for 198 deaf students at the school.
"We are lacking learning materials, hearing aids, mosquito nets, mattresses, toilets for boys and the school is also overcrowded."
Bishop Adrian Chifukwa of Dedza Diocese said that deaf children are the weakest in society hence their decision to establish the school and to assist with food items to ease some of the challenges.
"We are pleading with government to complement the church's effort by constructing a brick fence to address security problems at the school," said Chifukwa.
The catholic church through the Dedza diocese assisted the school with Sugar, Salt, Cooking oil, Beef, Soya pieces, Chicken, Rice, Beans, Baking flour, and Groundnuts.
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