Teeth Savers donates learning materials to Chilanga school for the blind


As one way of complementing government efforts  in promoting education  among visual impaired learners in Malawi, Teeth Savers International has donated learning materials and other assorted items to Chilanga School for the Blind in Kasungu.

The donated materials which are worth K2.6 million include braille paper, stylus, A4 plain papers, and computer braille embossing papers.

Other items include bathing and washing soap, maize, sugar, rice, cooking oil, tea leaves, salt  and beans.

Speaking during the donation on Monday,  Teeth Savers International Country Director Fred Sambani  said apart from the donation they also went there to preach oral hygiene  to the learners.

Sambani said oral hygiene  awareness is a song that everyone needs to sing all the time.

“We went there to speak to them about oral health as well. This was our first time to visit Chilanga and our first time to provide oral health education to the children who are  visually impaired.

“Before visiting the school, we did research of what they lack and that is why we resorted in donating assorted items including food and learning materials,” he said.

Sambani added that there is a need to instil hope among the learners at Chilanga.

“The Holy Spirit led us there. We needed to share the hope that is within us with them all. Children at Chilanga need to be reminded that God is with them and He lives. They need to know that the Holy Spirit is their helper. He is God,” he added.

Chilanga School for the Blind Headteacher Chikondano Kamphandira  thanked Teeth Savers for the gesture saying the donation will go a long way in helping the learners in as far as education is concerned.

He further asked well wishers to emulate what Teeth Savers has done as the school still needs support  in several ways.

Chilanga School for the Blind is found in Kasungu District, Traditional Authority Kaomba in Malawi Central Africa. It was the first school to enrol learners with visual impairment in Malawi. It is a free boarding school for learners with visual impairment who come from all over Malawi without considering race, religion, tribe and culture.

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