K1bn Package for Vulnerable Malawi Children

Over five thousand orphans and vulnerable children in six of the country’s 28 districts will have all reasons to smile for once after people of goodwill put together resources valued at around K1bn to help out with food security and their education.

The funds, from the Muslim World League and channeled through the International Organization for Relief Welfare and Development, are meant to benefit 5038 orphans and vulnerable children in Salima, Lilongwe, Mwanza, Mangochi, Blantyre and part of Balaka district.

Regional Director for International Organization for Relief Welfare and Development, Maulana Musa Mkhize, said support for vulnerable children is key to development in Malawi.

“If we neglect these children to suffer the impact of disaster and not sending them to school, we are creating a disorganized future for them. That, in return, will affect economic growth of the country,” he observed.

Meanwhile, the International Organization for Relief Welfare and Development has donated one hundred million kwacha to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs-DODMA.

Vice President, Everton Chimulirenji, who is minister responsible for DODMA, on Wednesday presided over the distribution of some of the relief items on this program in Salima district.

Chimulirenji hailed the organizations for the charity gesture and called on other people of goodwill to help the government of Malawi supporting disaster survivors.

He observed that numbers of people who require humanitarian assistance keeps increasing.

“Everyday we receive reports of disasters from across the country which means increasing number of people in need of  support. Government alone cannot afford. We need partners,” Chimulirenji said.

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