By Tione Andsen
Lilongwe, June 21, Mana: World Vision Malawi (WVM) has noted that lack of adequate financial support was forcing many children to drop out of school in the country.
WVM Sponsorship Manager, Georgina Kamanga made the remarks Monday in Lilongwe during the launch of Child Sponsorships Week as part of the awareness campaign to various stakeholders whose theme “Fulfilling our promise to the registered Children”.
She said it was sad to noted that many children were failing to progress with their education due to lack of financial support within their locality.
Kamanga said the child sponsorship programme her organization was implementing has helped to narrow the gap but it was failing to reach many communities.
“We have organized the child sponsorship week in order to engagement all the stakeholders to appreciate how important it was to sponsor some children with their education,” she said.
The Manager added that some children who were being supported by WVM have progressed with their education and some are employed in reputable organizations within and outside the country.
She said every individual should develop a spirit of sponsoring a child in order to pursue their education so that they should be productive citizens.
Kamanga explained that during the week WVM management and field staff would go out the field to appreciate how registered children are being supported by the organization.
WVM Country Director, Francis Dube disclosed that there are 100,000 American individuals supporting WVM in its sponsorship programmes.
He said locally individuals could come forward and offer what they have in order to help some children to have access education and health services.
One of the beneficiaries of Child Sponsorship of Ndevu Hope Community Day Secondary School in Dowa, Blessings Michael said WVM has played a very important role to uplift his education.
He said the support they were providing has helped to him to access basic needs for his primary and secondary education.