Country Director for Basic Education, Grace Milner has encouraged Complementary Basic Education graduates to work hard in their studies as they transit to Primary Education.


The Director made the call on Thursday 27 July 2023 at Kalulu Primary School ground in Mchinji district during the graduation ceremony of 57 Complementary Basic Education learners who have been transitioned to primary education through Transformational Empowerment for Adolescent Girls, TEAM Girl Malawi Project, which was being implemented in the district by Link Community Development Malawi.


Speaking in an interview, the Director pointed out notable achievements the project has offered since it started, saying that many learners have accessed primary education and are still furthering their studies in different primary schools, since the project started.


“Through CBE project, we have reached about 18000 leaners since we started the program in 2006 both boys and girls. And this is encouraging to us as ministry of Education,” said Grace Milner.


In his remarks Country Director for Link Malawi, Harold Kuombola expressed his satisfaction that there was a good turnout of learners during TEAM Malawi project who were coming to learn from the CBE.


He further acknowledged that the graduating learners would do better in primary education and those who have trained in vocation skills, will excel in their business, for them to be financially independent.


One of the graduating learners Agness Layson, thanked Link Malawi for the TEAM Girl Malawi Project, saying the project has helped her to be able to read and write, and she promised to do well in her Primary Education.


Complementary Basic Education is delivered by Ministry of Education, and Link Community Development Malawi is one of the development partners that has been implementing the program for 5 years since 2018 through Transformational Empowerment for Adolescent Girls Malawi project (TEAM Girls Malawi).


The project is now being implemented in 3 districts of Dedza, Mchinji and Lilongwe and has managed to enroll 6300 learners, 5250 girls and 1050 Boys since it started in 2022 and is expected to end in October this year.


About 1500 learners were enrolled in 25 centres across Mchinji district during the project.


By Titus J Phiri