Partners applaud DAPP for strides made through LCSS Project
DAPP Let Children Stay in School (LCSS) project was aimed at ensuring smooth transition of preschool learners to primary school by working with in-service teachers and the communities to create conducive learning environment for the lower class learners.
The project reached out to 114 primary schools within six districts of Chitipa, Rumphi, Ntchisi, Lilongwe, Machinga and Nsanje.
With an aim of reducing the dropout rate of learners in grade 1 and 2, LCSS project among others introduced school feeding programs in schools, provided refresher trainings to lower class teachers and worked with communities to establish learning shelters and standard playgrounds using locally available resources.
On the 25th of May 2018, officials from Ntchisi District Education Office, Civil Society Education Coalition, Action Aid and Plan International, among others visited Masangano and Buluzi primary schools in Ntchisi district to appreciate how the project has contributed to promotion of education in the district.
The visiting stakeholders commended DAPP for working with the schools and community structures. During the field visit, the officials inspected classes in session, vegetable gardens, hand washing facilities and porridge preparation.
The representative from Plan International Christopher Katutu described the active participation of learners in class as an amazing initiative in the project.
Group Village Headman Malinganzizi of Traditional Authority Kaluma recognized that there has been strides in the schools and he will continue working with the people in the area to ensure sustainability of the activities introduced by the project.
Let Children Stay in School project phased out in May 2018 after a three-year implementation in the six districts with funding from the Rodger Federer Foundation.