Save the Children Malawi has launched 100 days of action as one way of bringing in the children to school as Covid-19 has hit badly in the country.
Speaking during the launch of the campaign the Director of Operations at Save the children Malawi Frank Mwafuliwa said the organization thought of coming with the campaign Which will run from 1st June to 8th September this year because they want to bring children back to school.
“Alot of children are not going back to school after covid-19 because most of them are getting married early and this is why we have introduced this action so that parents should send their children to school said” Mwafulira
Mwafulira further asked the government to invest more in education as this year’s budget in education sector has been reduced.
Yewo Muyawyo a student from Ngwenya 1 primary School who represented her fellow students ask Government not to give them long covid-19 holidays because most of the children are getting married early and they are involving themselves in drug and substance abuse which is affecting them, leading to School drop-out.
She also ask the government to build more class rooms to accommodate more learners and to provide face mask, buckets and soap in Schools as one way of fighting against Covid-19.