WV Exits Matope AP After 15 Years of Service

Kaliati signing the handover book Kaliati signing the handover book - pic by Steve Kalungwe

World Vision Malawi has phased out its fifteen year activities in Lower Neno where it has managed to transform people’s lives through livestock farming on pass on program, irrigation, health, education and helped child protection.

Speaking at the projects handover ceremony today at Kasenjere primary school, Director of Programs at World Vision, Charles Chimombo said it was encouraging to note that money donated by the people of Hong Kong was being used to its intended purpose.

"Let me cite improved education standards in Matope Area Program through the Spelling Bee competition, irrigation at Chifide irrigation scheme and construction of 66 community based organizations as just some of our achievements", he said.

Chimombo further said that people around Matope Area Program have been transformed as now they are able to harvest all year round using irrigation, thereby feeding a good population of lower Neno with profits.

In his remarks, Neno district council chairperson Mark Ngwangwa thanked World Vision for their contributions saying the organization has been a real friends.

"World Vision has indeed helped reshape our area, school blocks have been constructed and health issues have also been improved. World Vision was up and down making ensuring that pandemics were contained ", thanked the council chairperson.

Taking the podium, Director of Child Affairs in the ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, McKnight Kalanda, urged people in the area to own the projects.

"Please tap from the knowledge that World Vision has imparted to you so that in the next coming years we see further transformation," said Kalanda.

Cementing the activity, minister of Gender honourable Patricia Kaliati said she was delighted to note that the organization has also intensify hygienic measures through promotion of the use of pit latrines to ensure free from open defecation zones.

"World Vision has helped in eradicating diseases like cholera, typhoid fever and others through your interventions, we say thank you," she said.

Kaliati then encouraged women who have benefited from World Vision loans and the one hundred sewing machines to use the opportunities to their advantage.

She said "peimary school enrollment rate has also improved from two thousand nine hundred to over five though, partially this is due to your Spelling Bee competition."

She concluded by advising men to let their spouses take part in economic activities and prosper together and desist from abusing women when their lives change economically for the better.

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