Chigwenembe describes Childcare Centres as Critical for education

By Andrew Salima

Vice Council Chairperson for Chiradzulu district Councilor Charles Chigwenembe has described 15 Community Based Childcare Centres (CBCCs) as critical in promoting child development education.

Councilor Chigwenembe was speaking yesterday at Jumbe Village in the area of Traditional Authority Likoswe after a handover ceremony of the CBCCs.

“These CBCCs will play a critical role in promoting child development education since at first children used to learn under trees,” he said.

“When you want to build a good future for a child, you need to start from childhood so this will really help a lot as it will motivate children to come to school,” he added.

In his remarks Senior Chief Likoswe of the area thanked Chiradzulu district council for considering his area with the facility saying :“as a community we wished to see our children learning under classrooms, now that the development is here, it’s more like a dream coming true.”

Speaking after the handover ceremony, Director of Planning and Development for Chiradzulu Henderson Kaumi said the 15 CBCCs have been spread across the district to offer Early Child Development (ECD) as part of human capital development in line with the Malawi Vision 2063 agenda.

“without these structures many children cannot access education since many of them do not come due to a lack of facilities like this one so we hope this will improve the access among children,” he said.

The CBCCs have been constructed with funding from the World Bank under IEYP project and in Chiradzulu it has cost them MWK800 million.


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