Malawi: OXFAM Donates Covid-19 Preventive Items

OXFAM has donated Covid-19 preventive items to 18 primary schools in Traditional Authority Chakhaza in Malawi’s Dowa district.

OXFAM donated handwashing equipment of 195 basins, 78 cartons of U-Fresh soap, among others, to the schools.

It is understood that the international non-governmental organisation (NGO) is implementing a five-year project designed to assist the government of Malawi to overcome the challenges occasioned by the outbreak of the virus.

Deputy Country Director for OXFAM in Malawi, Elias Khozombwe, who presented the donation at Kabwinja Primary School, said that the Covid-19 pandemic had affected everyone globally.

Khozombwe said OXFAM felt the need to provide Covid-19 preventive materials to help teachers do their work while protecting them from contracting the virus.

He also expressed hope that the donation would give confidence to the students.

Receiving the donation, District Director of Education, Youth and Sports for Dowa, Christopher Kumikundi, said the donation was a big milestone in terms of education service provision in the district.

‘This will go a long way in assisting all the 18 schools targeted to have enough materials to fulfill what has been made for requirements for schools to operate’, he said.

Source: Malawi News Agency

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