GLOHOMO Supports Thyolo Social Protection Workers
Global Hope Mobilization (GLOHOMO) has donated 17 motorcycles and 230 pushbikes worth K100 million to social protection volunteers in Thyolo district.
GLOHOMO Executive Director, Caleb Thole, says the donation which has been made under the USAID funded Ana Patsogolo Project will help uplift children welfare in the district.
“First of five years of the project will be implemented in Thyolo and Machinga districts. We would like to see every child receiving good education, nutrition, Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and that they are safe from sexual harassment and GBV.
“We would also want to see those who dropped out of school having economic activities. We will be supporting them economically in terms of capacity building, tailoring and other associated skills. We expect to see 46, 000 people benefiting from the Project during the five-year period,” he said.
Gender minister, Patricia Kaliati, said the project is a milestone “whereby we are going to work together in ending early marriages and pregnancies.
“This project is going to follow up a number of cases and popularizing messages to the masses in villages from the care givers who have been supported with these bicycles and motorcycles.”
District’s director of health and social services, Dr. Anold Jumbe, said the program has come “to alleviate some of the problems girls and young women face in the district.
“In the health sector, they are also assisting children with HIV through outreach clinics to provide them with ART. With COVID-19 pandemic, it is very hard for us to provide those services but we are able to do outreach clinics because of these people.”
Margaret Chimwaza, one of the community social worker, said transportation has been one of the biggest challenges choking their operations.
“But we are glad and thankful for these bicycles and we promise people that we will give them our best service,” she said.