AFRICA/MALAWI - The contribution of the Catholic University Alumni geared to improve special needs education

Wednesday, 9 February 2022 university  

Lilongwe (Agenzia Fides) - "We have resolved that this year, we should assist the project that the University embarked on in buying materials for the special needs laboratory at the main campus in Nguludi", said Nohara Chinguwo, President of the Alumni Association of the central region of the Country of the Catholic University of Malawi, at the second Annual General Meeting, held in Lilongwe at Our Lady of Africa Conference Centre.
Chinguwo stressed that the Chapter looks forward to helping students who require financial support for them to access quality education at the University and plans to join efforts of restoring nature, through planting trees and carrying out awareness campaigns on how people are to take good care of the trees.
Chinguwo observed that various organizations conduct forestation campaigns but that once the trees are planted with so much media hype for advertising purposes, there is no interest in plant care. "We - he said - have a different approach, after planting trees we want to see that these trees are under good care for their high survival rate".
Established in 2006, the Catholic University of Malawi has been introducing programmes that demands of the people in Malawi to ensure equal opportunity to every citizen in the Country. In 2021 the University introduced the first ever diploma in Adult Education and Development Programme that is offered only at the University in the country. In presenting the course, the Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University of Malawi, Rev. Fr. George Buleya stressed that "the Catholic University of Malawi is not only aimed at young people, but also at adults to access quality education. In order for Africa and in particular, for Malawi to develop, we need quality education for all". (L.B.) (Agenzia Fides, 9/2/2022)