The U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott and the Secretary of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Justin Saidi joined with students, parents, and teachers to celebrate the International Literacy Day with an event to support the new campaign: “Let’s Join Hands To Read And Care For Books”/ “Tigwirane Manja Powerenga Ndi Kusamalira Mabuku.”
In support of the National Reading Program, Ambassador Scott told the gathered participants: “All children deserve the opportunity to learn to read and engage with books. All children, including those with disabilities must have access to reading material so that they can learn and grow.”
During the event, Ambassador Scott and Secretary Saidi, celebrated the symbolic handover of an additional 2.2 million textbooks for replenishment purposes and another 2.2 million copies of supplementary readers, which are being distributed nationwide to public primary schools.