Over 300 Primary School Girls Get Married in Karonga

Over 300 Primary School Girls Get Married in Karonga

By Andrew Mkonda, MANA Karonga District Education Office says 343 primary school girls have married and 42 others are pregnant since the closure of schools in March due to Covid-19. Speaking in an interview, Karonga District Director of Education, Youth and Sports Sara Khozi Jere described the development as worrisome.  It is still unclear on […]

No Retreat: Kameza Covid-19 Isolation Centre Workers to Continue With Strike

No Retreat: Kameza Covid-19 Isolation Centre Workers  to Continue With Strike

By Loness Gwazanga, MANA Frontline workers at Kameza COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Blantyre say will continue with their stay-away despite District Commissioner Bennet Nkasala calling on them to end it and continue providing services while their grievances on unpaid allowances are being looked into. On Tuesday, Nkasala addressed the frontline workers who have been shunning work […]

Malawi Govt Launches Emergency Radio Education Programme

Malawi Govt Launches Emergency Radio Education Programme

By Mwayi Gowelo Blantyre, May 21, Mana: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in collaboration with UNICEF has launched an Emergency Radio Education Program (EREP) to allow students continue with their studies at home while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, the portfolio’s minister, William Susuwele Banda […]

SWET Engages Teachers On COVID-19

SWET Engages Teachers On COVID-19

By Lusayo Singogo & Chikondi Basikolo While learners are locked up in their homes due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, SWET Project has decided to provide them with the much-needed education by partnering with teachers to sensitise the learners on the pandemic’s prevention measures right from their households. Speaking during an Integrated Communication Campaign for […]

Religious Leaders Accused Of Compromising Covid-19 Messages

Religious Leaders Accused Of Compromising Covid-19 Messages

By George Mponda, MANA Group Village Headmen (GVH) from Traditional Authority (TA) Kachere in Dedza has accused some religious leaders in the area of delivering sermons which are compromising the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Speaking during a COVID-19 sensitization meeting for Chiefs, Religious leaders and Herbalists organized by Story Workshop in Dedza GVH Kachere said […]

Story Workshop Engages Youth Clubs In Girls’ Education

Story Workshop Engages Youth Clubs In Girls’ Education

By Golden Kang’oma Junior, MANA In an effort to promote girls education and reduce child marriages, Story Workshop Education Trust (SWET), with funding from United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), recently drilled youth clubs and mother groups in Theatre for Development (TFD) and case documentation during a weeklong training. The trained youths and the mother groups […]

Terrain Setback In Fight Against Child Marriages

Terrain Setback In Fight Against Child Marriages

By Dorah Banda, MANA Nkhata Bay District Council has blamed the district’s mountainous terrain as a setback in curbing child marriages. In an interview, Nkhata Bay District Social Welfare Officer, Lickson Ng’ambi said his office faces challenges to reach communities. “In 2019, we only recorded 18 cases in the district, which is lower than 26 […]

African Drone, Data Academy Graduates First Batch

African Drone, Data Academy Graduates First Batch

By Morton Sibale, MANA A total of 24 students from Malawi and other African countries on Wednesday became the first cohort to graduate from the African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA). The inaugural graduation ceremony took place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) which Acting Director in the Department of Civil Aviation in the Ministry […]

World Relief Registers Progress In SUN Project

World Relief Registers Progress In SUN Project

By Chikondi Basikolo World Relief Malawi has registered progress in Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Project which it was implementing in Lilongwe, aimed at reducing stunting. Speaking during a District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) joint monitoring visit in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Malili, Project Coordinator for SUN in Lilongwe, Benson Thomas said the project […]