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The Minister for Gender, Children, Disability and social Welfare Jean Kalilani has said that she grateful for the partnerships it has with various organisations particularly World Vision. The remarks were made by the Minister at a symbolic gift presentation of Gifts in Kind (GIK) items at World Vision Offices in Lilongwe.

Kalilani said that the Government is committed to ensure that all children in Malawi are attending ECD, education and have access to health and nutrition.

“The event marks yet another milestone in the relation between the Malawi Government and World Vision in the promotion of early childhood development, women empowerment, maternal health, agriculture and nutrition among other areas of socio-economic development in rural areas,” she said.

The Minister said that the items have been well received and called for their immediate distribution to the communities that need them

Speaking during the event, World Vision National Director Hazel Nyathi said that the organization’s strategic plans are to improve the lives of 4.5 million children in the country. She said that the strategy has goals to support children in their life journey through education, enjoyment of life, good health and nutrition, protection from violence, freedom of expression, and a chance for them to grow in loving families.

The GIK items that were presented are estimated to cost 3 hundred million Kwacha and have been donated by various World Vision Partners across the globe in countries like the United States of America, Canada and Australia.