By Fatsani Gunya

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi’s deputy Minister of Education, Monica Chang’anamuno has hailed World Vision International for championing mindset set; a move she said has been key to enhance gender equality and social inclusion in the country.

The remarks comes on the backdrop of a successful hosting, by the organisation, of an international event in the country on gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) that was held in the capital Lilongwe.

Deputy Minister Chang’anamuno

The four day workshop, from Monday, came to a clause on Thursday with the country hosting dinner for the delegates who had come from over 11 countries including  Bangladesh, Indonesia, United States, Kenya and South Sudan, among others.

And speaking during the dinner where she was the guest of honour, the deputy minister hailed the delegates for what she called fruitful discussions on a theme the lies at the heart of the global development goals.

“Also, during these days, I am pleased to note that you have been inspired by sharing the national experiences and innovative practices on sustainable development goals implementation shared by so many countries of the region,”  Chang’anamuno said.

The Deputy Minister was guest of honour at a farewell dinner World Vision had organized to mark successful completion of the GESI forum.

World Vision US Vice President for Resource Development Michael Odera inspired the guests from the Bible, arguing combating the globe’s social challenges would get easier if people were to focus on  the Holy Scriptures.

She also said various communities around the globe are made up of different cultures and one way of ensuring that they attain sustainable development is to have GESI integrated.

In dismissing the delegates, Odera read the patrons from the book of  Numbers 6: 24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

World Vision Malawi board chairperson Dr. Lucy Kachapira thanked the organizing team in Malawi and the US for a successful event management.

She also thanked all the delegates both local and international for availing themselves to this event.

“I thank all the moderators, the speakers the delegates from all the countries for sharing with us your promising practices, findings and opinions this week,” she said.

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