World Vision on Friday handed over 213 diverse infrastructure projects to the government and communities of Malawi.
The projects were valued at over K1.8 billion ($1.8 million). Speaking at the handover ceremony in Lilongwe on Friday, World Vision Country Director Francis Dube said the structures were built in all 33 area development programs during the 2020-2021 financial year.
“These structures have provided millions of children with better opportunities to go to school, improve their health, and have access to clean water and a sustainable food supply throughout the year,” he said.
Dube said his organization believes in collaboration and advocates for broader impact, hence his special appreciation to all government stakeholders who have helped ensure construction projects meet the Build Better concept as pursued by the government.
In her acceptance speech, the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Abida Mia, commended World Vision for the projects that will have a significant impact on children and women in the communities.
“All the projects proposed by the organization contribute to the socio-economic development objectives of the country,” she said.
Mia added that the projects support Malawi Vision 2063 as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which the country aspires to achieve.
Among others, she said, the projects included building school clocks at both the early childhood development (ECD) and primary levels, drilling boreholes, setting up systems of mechanized water supply, new irrigation systems, building health centers and equipping other health centers with sanitation and waste management systems.
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