UNESCO Malawi donates relief items to FDYD – Capital Radio Malawi
14 April, 2024

UNESCO Malawi donates relief items to FDYD

Kalima(left) receiving the donation from Mandiwe (right)

The Malawi National Commission for UNESCO has donated relief items worth K40 million to the Forum for the Development of Youth with Disabilities (FDYD) in response to damage caused by Cyclone Freddy last year.

The donation has been made in collaboration with the Korean Commission for UNESCO.

Amon others, the assorted items include learning and teaching materials, blankets, buckets, cooking oil, laundry soap and mosquito nets.

FDYD executive director Rex Tikondane Kalima has since described the donation as timely adding that it will go a long way in assisting persons with disabilities who were affected.

“We are very thankful for the relief items and learning materials. During Cyclone Freddy last year, this centre was affected because some of our teachers’ houses fell down,” said Kalima.

Project manager for the Bridge Project at UNESCO-Malawi Tylos Mandiwe said FDYD made an appeal after being negatively affected by the devastating cyclone last year.

Mandiwe has said the assistance will go a long way in replacing what was lost during the cyclone despite being delayed to logistical challenges.

“This support is a response to the devastation of the cyclone. So, we communicated with our partners, the Korea National Commission for UNESCO. Although it has taken time for them to respond, they have initially responded,” he said.

Forum for the Development of Youth with Disabilities is a youth with disability organisation based in Blantyre and was established in the year 2009.

The organisation offers young people with disabilities inclusive education for children and youth as well as rehabilitation services for children below the age of 12.

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