Sonzowa primary school
By Precious Mtuwa
Germany Ambassador to Malawi Jürgen Bosch says the mission is committed to ensure inclusive access to education as it is key to development.
Ambassador Bosch said this during a handover ceremony of toilets at Sonzowa primary school Blantyre Traditional Authority (T.A) Chigaru in Blantyre at which have been constructed by Umodzi Youth Organization (UYO) with funding from the Germany embassy.
Borch truly believes that every child needs to have same chance to get education at an early stage as it is the time pupils are able to absorb what is being taught to them.
“We want to give every child a chance to go further with their education”, said Jurgen Borch
Umodzi Youth Organization (UYO) is determined to improve sanitation and hygiene in schools in order to create an environment which secures children dignity, safety, health and attendance in classes.
It is for this reason that UYO felt compelled to construct blocks of toilets for pupils and changing room for girls which will create a safe environment for girl’s.
“We believe that improved sanitation will make pupils healthier and active in class” said Programs Director of UYO Shy Ali
On his part headteacher for Sonzowa Primary School Juma Eleven, said the facility will ease the problem of access to better toilets, a development that led to large number of drop outs recently due to poor toilets at the school.
” Four girls dropped out of school recently because of lack of toilets” said the headteacher.
He said the few toilets could not carter for the 536 enrolled pupils.
A standard 8 pupil Shakira Burton thanked the organization saying it will reduce number of girls who could stay at home during their menstrual period because of unfavorable environment.
Umodzi Youth Organisation has been implementing various projects aimed at improving social well being of Malawians.