• September 26, 2022 8:18 pm

Dowa Council urges partners to register with it

Sep 22, 2022

By Vincent Gunde

Dowa District Council’s Director of Planning and Development (DPD) Loveness Nkunika-Silungwe, has urged partners implementing various interventions in the district to register with the council to enhance cooperation, transparency and accountability of projects.

Nkunika-Silungwe said registering with the council will help to know what and where partners are doing in the district so that the projects which are being implemented meet the desired expectations of the communities they are serving.

Speaking during a District executive committee meeting held at the boma, Nkunika-Silungwe welcomed AGE Africa, a new partner to implement Malawi School Program in eight districts of Balaka, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Zomba, Kasungu, Mchinji and Dowa.
Nkunika-Silungwe advised the organization to share progress reports of their project and attending Dec meetings every month saying this will help partners to know the successes and failures of the project and the way forward to meet its intended outcomes.

“We have Dec meetings every month, we want to see you coming and not only presenting your project and disappear,’ She said.

She also called on partners implementing similar interventions in the district to coordinate their efforts and work together for the good of the district and the people they are serving saying this will help in the sustainability of projects.

Presenting the program, Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa (AGE Africa) Programs and Learning Manager Dumisani Nkhonjera, said Malawi School Program will run for four years providing scholarships with US$ 63,000.00 and Chats Life Skills program to Chats girls’ clubs and Ticheze Atsikana Radio [lets chat] for US$45,000.

Nkhonjera said Chats girls’ clubs and Ticheze Atsikana Radio is a peer led Life Skills program with its curriculum developed by Malawian women for Malawian girls and is open to all girls and boys at AGE Africa partner schools.

“Chats girls’ clubs provide leadership training and self- advocacy, Sexual Reproductive Health [SRH] education and gender rights community service with the curriculum adapted to radio format reaching out to 4 million girls,’’……He said.

The Manager said AGE Africa’s Malawi School Program has a vision to see to it that all girls in Malawi have good access to secondary and tertiary education and that young scholars will be empowered to finish school.

“The program will leverage their education into viable opportunities and have the tools they need to self-advocate for their own life choices,’’ said Nkhonjera.

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