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Govt for more collaborative effort in supporting people with disabilities

Minister of Gender Community Development and Social Welfare, Jean Sendeza, has hailed World Vision Malawi for complementing government’s effort in creating a conducive environment for people with disabilities, mainly children.

Sendeza was speaking in Lilongwe during the handover of 100 bicycles to the Malawi Council for Disability Affairs (MACODA) volunteers through its disability project called Able to Thrive.

Sendeza said people with disabilities need a lot of resources and the government alone cannot manage hence the need for collaboration with different partners.

World Vision Malawi Director of Operations, Charles Chimombo, said the event marks another milestone in the promotion of the wellbeing of people with disabilities in Malawi.

Chimombo said the  donation is aimed at building the capacity of 217 volunteers, who will be helping people with disabilities in selected  districts.

He said the 100 bicycles and other kits will help the volunteers to identify more children with disabilities so that they access different social services.

MACODA Director General, George Chiusiwa, described the support as timely in uplifting the welfare of people with disabilities, mainly in hard to reach areas.

He said the support will also motivate the volunteers to remain committed to their work.

Statistics indicate that Malawi has 1.7 million people with disabilities and atleast 80 percent are based in rural areas.

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  • Mayeso Chikhadzula joined MBC in 2006, he's an Investigative Journalist and Principal Reporter. He's also a News Anchor, Presenter, and producer.

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