Friday, July 12, 2024
HomeDevelopmentChilima lauds World Vision Malawi for action mindset change in Ntchisi

Chilima lauds World Vision Malawi for action mindset change in Ntchisi

Chilima tours pavilions at Cheka Cooperative during Empowered World View Mindset Change Model showcase event. Pic by-Okhifi Dimba

NTCHISI-(MaraviPost)-Malawi President Saulos Chilima on Thursday, July 8, 2021 lauded World Vision Malawi (WVM) for changing the mind set of people in Ntchisi which has in turn resulted in having their livelihoods transformed for the better.

Chilima as an advocate of mindset change, toured WVM mind set change and Empowered Biblical Worldview (EBW) which aims at improving the behavioral and attitude change interventions in Traditional Authority (TA) Nthondo’s area in the district.

During the visit, the Vice President appreciated Cheka Forest Reserve which was heavily deforested but has now has reclaimed its lost glory.

He also visited Cheka Cooperative where he was taken around pavilions showcasing various products which farmers are producing.

“What we have seen at Nthondo is mind set change in action and not just in words. We need this mind set concept adopted in all the areas of the country if we are to achieve meaningful development,” said Chilima .

He said it was high time farmers benefited from the fruits of their hard work and appealed to stick to the mind set change model.

The Vice President added that government was committed to ensure that this was achieved hence it decided to implement the Affordable Input Programme (AIP) for easy access of farm inputs by small scale farmers.

“Government wants to make sure that there is no hunger in the country and AIP will again be implemented this year,” Chilima said, adding ADMARC would soon start buying maize.

Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati said there was need for people to be economically empowered so they could contribute to the country’s development.

She appealed to the National Economic Empowerment Fund (NEEF) to reach out to people in the remotest areas for them to access loans and improve their livelihoods.  

World Vision Acting National Director, Charles Chimombo said under the EBW model, the organization believes in taking everyone aboard in achieving meaningful development.

“We believe that everyone else has got the potential to change their own status based on the resources and skills that God bestows on them and for the last five years we started using this model to help people to change their mind set, believe in themselves and be able to improve food security and their livelihoods,” he said.     

Echoing on the same, Seventh Day Adventist President, Pastor Frackson Kuyama, one of the pastors taking part in the model, said he believes that the country has all what it takes to be a successful nation, what remains was mind set change among the citizenry.

Pastor Kanyama explained that as faith leaders they would make sure that they advocate for mindset change so that Malawi can develop better.   

TA Nthondo thanked WVM for changing the mind sets of people in his area as evidenced by their change of approach in doing things.

“For instance, people in my area have now seen the importance of forests as such every village and household has its own forest. Food security at household level is being achieved every year,” he said.

For the past five years, WVM has been using The Empowered Biblical Worldview model in the area under the Transforming Households Resilience in Vulnerable Environment (THRIVE) Project which has led to mind set change among the people.

Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwana
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. Also University of Malawi (UNIMA) Library Science Scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post since 2019. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post.
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Sylvester Movette zunda on Mali wedding attack kills 21
James Hastings Chidule on Malawi’ fistula recovery at 86%
WELLINGTON WITMAN MOSELIJAH LUNDUKA on The history of Ngoni Maseko in Malawi
Lisa Frank on Home
azw3 on Home
Define Regtech on Home
Tobias Kunkumbira on Malawi to roll out Typhoid vaccine
arena plus nba standings 2022 to 2023 ph on Home
David on Home
마산출장 on Home
Cristina Thomas on Home
Alicia Alvarado on Home
The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Jalal n on