Stakeholders in malnutrition bemoan low literacy levels in Salima

Salima: Stakeholders working to improve nutrition among communities in Salima have bemoaned low literacy levels among care givers in the district, saying it is negatively affecting implementation of nutrition projects in the district.

Speaking to Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday, the District Aids Coordinator, Lucious Njobvu, said care givers are crucial in implementing nutrition projects and therefore, are supposed to be knowledgeable on issues of nutrition.

The main problem we are facing is that most of the communities are not that exposed to information regarding nutrition and their literacy levels are low, as such, it is hard for us to deliver what we have, said Njobvu.

Njobvu further said with low literacy levels, one cannot know what food has high nutrition content.

He further said most of the caregivers are supposed to be linked with the Community Development Office so that they can join the adult literacy classes which are most highly attended by women.

Commenting on the development, Assistant Community Development Officer, Francis Banda said the office is working hard to turn the situation around.

Literacy plays a major role in nutrition, so as an office, we are making sure that adult literacy classes are placed in almost every Tradition Authority in the district so that we can reduce the high illiteracy levels in the district, he said.

Banda, however, bemoaned lack of resources as their many challenge in facilitating adult literacy classes, he asked for stakeholders to intervene.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Stakeholders in malnutrition bemoan low literacy levels in Salima

Salima: Stakeholders working to improve nutrition among communities in Salima have bemoaned low literacy levels among care givers in the district, saying it is negatively affecting implementation of nutrition projects in the district.

Speaking to Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday, the District Aids Coordinator, Lucious Njobvu, said care givers are crucial in implementing nutrition projects and therefore, are supposed to be knowledgeable on issues of nutrition.

The main problem we are facing is that most of the communities are not that exposed to information regarding nutrition and their literacy levels are low, as such, it is hard for us to deliver what we have, said Njobvu.

Njobvu further said with low literacy levels, one cannot know what food has high nutrition content.

He further said most of the caregivers are supposed to be linked with the Community Development Office so that they can join the adult literacy classes which are most highly attended by women.

Commenting on the development, Assistant Community Development Officer, Francis Banda said the office is working hard to turn the situation around.

Literacy plays a major role in nutrition, so as an office, we are making sure that adult literacy classes are placed in almost every Tradition Authority in the district so that we can reduce the high illiteracy levels in the district, he said.

Banda, however, bemoaned lack of resources as their many challenge in facilitating adult literacy classes, he asked for stakeholders to intervene.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA