JOCA made a donation of four tons of rice flour to Mzimba District hospital (December 2015)

Handover ceremony

JAPAN OVERSEAS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION (JOCA) made a donation of four tons of rice flour to Mzimba District hospital in a bid to support Government of Malawi's efforts in taking care of patients’ welfare at the hospital and enhancing collaboration with our partners in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Mzimba South.

JOCA made a similar donation to the hospital last year as an extension programme from the School Feeding Project being implemented at Kazomba primary school in the district. 

The handover ceremony was made on 7 December 2015 at Mzimba District Hospital.

During the presentation of the donation, following peoples were present Mr.Thoms MTALI representing the office of District commissioner, District Health officer for Mzimba Dr.Alinafe MBEWE, District Education Manager (Mzimba South) Mr.Leman MVULA and Project Manager for JOCA Malawi project, Makoto TSUJIMOTO 

School Feeding Project raised attandance rate

JOCA implement the “Malawi School Feeding Project” at Kazomba primary school in Mzimba in September 2013, and was supposed to be for two years up to 2015.

However, the Management extended the period for until end of July 2016. At present the project is serving 810 learners 406 boys and 404 girls. Learners are fed with rice flour from Japan mixed with maize in their porridge. 

The monitoring and assessment of the project activities is done by the Ministry of Education, Mzimba South DEMS’ office, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders.

The project has several impacts to the learners. Some of them are increasing attendance rate, higher concentration of leaner in class, reducing absenteeism and improved nutrition intake by the learners. According the assessment of the project by the District Education Manager's office, the project activities are very successful.

The community is being sensitized on how to sustain the project by growing their own crops like maize, soya to replace the rice as the project will be phasing out in the near future.

(Malawi Brach Office)


Model project for Community Revitalisation and Reconstruction

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