Vanani Nyirenda

Vanani Nyirenda

14-year-old Joyce Ngoma dreams of becoming a medical doctor when she grows up.

Joyce a standard 6 learner at Lwanjazi primary school felt her dreams had been shattered when government announced the closure of schools to curb the spread of the novel Corona virus.

A consortium of three organizations - Gender Justice Unit - GJU , Women Lawyers Association and Women Judges Association of Malawi - WOJAM has rolled out mobile legal clinics aimed at sensitizing victims of gender based violence on how they can seek justice using available statutes.

Statistics from World Vision Malawi indicates that over 300 million learners in most underdeveloped countries like Malawi find challenges to attain proficiency in reading and solving simple mathematics.

The National Initiative for Civic Education- NICE Trust has cautioned Malawians to continue observing COVID-19 prevention measures saying the disease is not yet over despite the decline in the number of new infections. 

The CCAP Synod of Livingstonia's Educational Department has rolled out a series of mobile court circuits aimed at expediting delivery of justice in cases centering on violation of children's rights in Mzimba district.

A baseline survey commissioned by the Department of Nutrition HIV and Aids on the Afikepo project has shown that Mzimba district is still struggling to end malnutrition as over 31% of under five children are stunted.

Lack of trained caregivers, absence of incentives and poor infrastructure for community-based child care centers have been cited as major factors hampering the delivery of quality inclusive Early Childhood Education in Mzimba south.

As schools reopen on September 7, Zodiak finds that over 600 schools are operating without water supply sources in the country, a development most stakeholders feel will negatively affect the fight against the spread of Corona virus. 

Word Alive Commission for Relief and Development - WACRAD has supported schools in its Edingeni catchment area in Mzimba with covid19 prevention essentials worth K5 million in preparation for their reopening as announced in September as announced by the government. 


Authorities at Embangweni Mission Hospital in Mzimba have appealed to well-wishers to support them with 6 million kwacha to finish construction of Engalaweni Health Center which will carter a population of over 25,000 people if completed.
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