EAM donates K1.9 million wheelchairs, tricycles to children with disability

Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) in Karonga, has donated six wheelchairs and five tricycles to children with disabilities worthy MK1.9million, to ease their mobility challenges when going to school.

Speaking on Monday, Deputy Secretary General at Evangelical Association of Malawi, Rev Grey Mwalabu said the donation was part of Christmas and New Year cerebrations.

He said children with disability find it hard to go to school due to mobility challenges hence they lose out from early childhood development lessons.

Rev Mwalabu said EAM is ensuring access to education in Community Based Child Care Centres (CBCCs) for children with disability, through Community Action for the Transformation of Children’s Health Project (CATCH).

With funding from Norwegian Church Aid, we are looking at an element of inclusive early childhood development by focusing at children with disability so that they can access education.

We want to empower children to be part of early childhood development, just like any other child in the CBCCs and primary schools and even in Churches, said Rev Mwalabu.

Representing other parents, Tumpale Chihana from Malema II, in the area of Paramount Chief Kyungu, thanked EAM for the gesture.

He said the donation would promote right to education and freedom of association among beneficiary children as they will be able to attend school and other social gatherings.

CATCH is being implemented in the area of Traditional Authority Kilupula and Paramount Chief Kyungu.

Source: MANA Online