Rays of hope celebrates success on inclusive education in Mchinji

Programme director for Pamodzi for Inclusive Education in Southern -East Africa (PIESEA) Kamwana Muyaya has said the project has made an impact in improving inclusive education in Mchinji district most especially in the targeted zones of Walilanji and Mkanda area.

He made the remarks on Saturday at Mkanda Primary School during a meeting which Rays of Hope who are implementing PIESEA had with community members in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkanda in Mchinji.

“As we are closing the project which started in 2022, we have seen some achievements, for instance we have managed to bring back to school children with disabilities, who were being hidden in their homes by their parents.

We have seen the issue of Mayamiko Grant a 20-year-old and Jeneleti Yotamu who were not being given access to education but now they have started going to school,” said Muyaya.

He added that this shows that there is great progress in the project and that people have been trained in terms of sustainability.

Sports Officer for Mchinji district council Martin Panyanja expressed his satisfaction with what Rays of hope has done in Mchinji.

Mkanda Primary learners follow the meeting

“Implementing a project in two school zones is a big challenge but they managed to do it properly, whereby we have seen the outcomes to be positive. We are able to record close to 600 children with disabilities who are now back in schools,” Panyanja said.

Chairperson of champions group for mkanda Bonface Malenga, comended Rays of Hope for the intervention saying it has really brought good and commendable results in the area.

“We have been trained on equality between persons with disabilities and abled people. We will continue sharing our experience and skills to others so that a lot of people with disabilities are being educated,” Malenga said.

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