DAPP Malawi Trains Primary Education Advisors on Sustaining Project
The Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Malawi through its Let Children Stay in School (LCSS) project is from 19th to 29th March 2018 training 32 Primary Education Advisors (PEA) on sustaining the project’s activities. The PEAs come from 32 education zones where the project is being implemented.
LCSS aims to reduce the dropout rate for children in lower grades of standard 1 and 2 in 114 primary schools in six districts of Chitipa, Rumphi, Ntchisi, Lilongwe, Machinga and Nsanje.
To achieve the goal, the project works with standard 1 and 2 teachers, community members, DEMs, School Inspectors, PEAs, School structures which include Parents and Teachers Association, School Management Committee and Mother Groups.
The PEA for Mahowe Zone, Nthalire in Chitipa district Lucius Mbale expressed satisfaction towards the training saying it prepares them well in ensuring that the project’s activities are sustained after the project phases out.
The two-week training focuses on monitoring the project’s activities, tracking learners’ class transitions, supervising lower class teachers in their classes, following up on the school feeding programs, facilitating establishment of standard playgrounds and reporting to the District Education Managers.
The Let Children Stay in School project will phase out in May 2018. However, it has deployed sustainability measures which include training of school committee structures in income generating activities; community involvement in school feeding program; construction and maintenance of playgrounds and the training of PEAS.