Country Director for Edukans Foundation Malawi, Limbani Nsapato has said regularly the provision of notebooks and writing materials to pupils in schools could accelerate the quality of impact teaching in the country.
He said this Tuesday at Chigodi Full Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA), Mazengera during the handover of 10, 000 correct books to Plan Malawi and World Vision donated by Correct Book Africa through Edukans Foundation Malawi.
Nsapato admitted that the quality of education in the country has gone down due to lack of reading and writing materials’ as a result learning was not taking place in the classrooms.
He said the provision of the correct books and writing materials was part of the package of a programme which helps to encourage teaching with impact in classrooms.
“We provide correct books as a form of resource in the classrooms to enable every pupil with the help of a teacher to improve in reading, writing, critical thinking and innovation and other areas,” Nsapato said.
He added that the materials need to be used in standards 1 to 8 in the impact schools of Plan Malawi and World Vision.
The Country Director said his organization provides trainings to teachers in order for them to acquire knowledge on the provision of impact teaching.
Africa Regional Manager for Correct Book, Samuel Mbuto said it was special day to hand over the materials.
He said our supports aims at helping the pupils to attain their dreams of becoming reliable citizens of the country through their education.
“We are distributing 442 correct books and pens to Chigodi School. We are hoping that the materials will provide the necessary support to the school,” Mbuto stated.
Director of Programme for World Vision, Charles Chimombo said many schools were experiencing high drop outs due to lack of provision of learning materials.
He said the donation would have a meaningful impact to pupils to develop an interest to remain schools,
Plan Malawi Programme Area Manager, Dan Kapatuka said the provision of correct books would help the pupils to know how to read and write in early stages of their education.
He said this would help to improve the quality of education and that teachers should make sure that the books are correctly used in classrooms.
Deputy Headmistress for Chigodi School, Esmie Kambalame thanked Correct Book Africa through its partner Edukans for sourcing learning materials which have direct impact to the pupils in classrooms.
She said the materials would help to improve examination results at the school and would minimize some of the challenges pupils were facing in accessing their education.
Correctbook and Edukans have been working in the country on a project for the past two years and have given out 120,000 correct books in 60 public primary schools.
The donation includes correct books, correct pens, wipes, ink pots to Plan Malawi and World Vision will receive 5,000 each through Edukans Foundation Malawi.