Chief Kawanula makes changes for children

Nov 14, 2016
By World Vision Malawi; Edited by Katie Hackett

Two years ago, several village chiefs in Chamba went through a training where they learned about children’s rights. They were challenged to take responsibility for the care of children their villages.

When Chief Kawanula returned home, he got to work developing new by-laws to ensure children’s rights would be upheld, especially the right to education.

Today, the benefits of those changes are visible. Chief Kawanula says that six children from his village who had dropped out of school have since returned, after he reasoned with their parents. Preschool enrolment has also increased—from 67 to 114 children.
 
“I am happy that my people have understood child education, rights and protection,” he says. “I wished I started this some years ago.”
 
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