By Dorica Mtenje
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-DVV international on Monday, June 6, 2022 handed over two laptops to Malawi Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) awarded journalists on adult literacy and numeracy.
The Journalists including Georgia Chirombo and Clement Chinoko of Malawi Institute for Journalist (MIJ) and Nation Publication Limited (NPL) respectively.
DVV international Regional Director, David Harrington said although there is cerebration of the awards “It is important for Journalists to have a full understanding of the scope and importance of adult learning and education”.
Harrington said the country viewed adult literacy and numeracy in a very narrow way.
He said,” In the past few years they have seen a progression in the media from reporting on basic literacy and numeracy acquisition to a much broader understanding of the role of adult education in development at all levels”.
In his remarks MISA Malawi, Programs Officer,Moses Chitsulo encouraged journalists to be part of the MISA through membership to have access of awards and trainings.
Chitsulo observed that the introduction of the awards more journalists are focusing more on the adult education as they received a lot of stories for the competition.
He urged journalists to write more on adult literacy to help dissemination the information to the rural masses.
One of the awarded journalists Chirombo encouraged fellow members to do in-depth reporting on adult literacy to have a chance of winning the award.
DVV started the awarding program in 2020 and has currently awarded six journalists country wide.