Malawian Scouts in Karonga lead pro-child disaster interventions
At a meeting with Head Teachers and District Council officials in Karonga, The Scout Association of Malawi Programmes Officer, Albert Mzumara noted that children have been left out in terms of disaster risk reduction initiatives though they are the most vulnerable when tragedy strikes. He argued that disasters affect children’s well-being, growth and education. Billy said that in line with Scouting’s Safe From Harm policy which seeks to ensure that young people have a safe and secure environment to do their activities in, the Scout Association of Malawi will roll out special lessons to empower children with survival and first aid skills. The Head Teachers commended the initiative saying that it will help put children out of harm’s way.
(Story by Leonard Masauli, Malawi News Agency)