DAPP Malawi holds project exit open days
Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Malawi through its Let Children Stay in School (LCSS) project held district Open Days to showcase what the learners, teachers, and the school committee structures have learnt in managing the schools in order to improve the quality of education and create child-friendly learning environments.
LCSS is a three-year project being implemented in six districts of Chitipa, Rumphi, Ntchisi, Lilongwe, Machinga and Nsanje will phase out in May 2018. It aims to create a conducive learning environment in primary schools for Standard 1 and 2 learners to remain in school.
In Nsanje district, the Open Day was held on the 27th of March 2018 at Kapalakonje primary school in Nyamadzere zone under Traditional Authority Malemia. The theme for the event was “Let Children Stay in School”. It was attended by different primary schools including Nyamadzere, Nsanje Catholic and Dinde; Community Based Care Centre (CBCC); the District Project Area Leader; Representatives from the District Education Office; Action Aid representative; Group Village Heads and Villages Heads; the school committee structures; and teachers.
In Lilongwe, a similar activity took place on the 16thof March at Likuni Boys primary school where Nguluwe, Ngowe and Likuni Girls primary schools attended. Held under the theme “Our best Results from Our Schools”, the event was graced by the Ward Councillor for the area, representatives from the District Commissioner’s office and District Education Network representative.
In both activities, the learners showcased different performances which included plays, traditional dances, poems, lesson demonstrations, reading and press conferences.
The project has also trained teachers, Primary Education Advisors and the school committee structures in sustainability activities which include among others income generating activities, tracking children from CBCCs into primary school to ensure smooth transition and school feeding programs.