A 16-year-old disabled boy from Phalombe has scored high in the 2017 national Braille Cup Competition.
The boy Leonard Malamulo from Nazombe Primary School in Phalombe won three medals in this year’s competition hosted by Kaliyeka Primary School in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.
According to the US Embassy Malawi Facebook page, The 16 year old came out tops in three out of five categories: Spelling, Proofreading and Reading Frequency.
Braille Cup Competition is annually supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Reading Program and is implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
USAID Malawi is bankrolling the development, distribution and use of braille textbooks and teachers’ guides.
The US development agency has vowed to continue to scale up efforts to support inclusive education in Malawi.