The relationship between theFederal Republic of Germany and Malawi must have deep roots, for, if not contributing directly to the national budget, the Germans fund non-State actors engaged in a number of initiatives.
This time, the lucky area is sanitation in school, asGerman Ambassador to Malawi, Jürgen Bosch, has led efforts to ensure that girl-learners remain in school, even when menstruating.
Last week, the Ambassador left the comfort of his offices in the capital Lilongwe, travelled to Blantyre, mingled with learners and school authorities and, finally, handed over sanitation facilities at Sonzowa Primary School, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chigaru, in Blantyre District.
Borsch said every child needs a chance to access education services at an early stage as it is easier to absorb information than when one is fully grown up.
“We want to give every child a chance to go further with their education,” Borsch said.After saying those words, he handed over facilities such as four blocks of toilets for learners and a changing room for girls, which will create a safe environment and help retain learners in school, especially girls who abscond classes due to lack of privacy during menstruation.
Sonzowa Primary School Head teacher, Juma Eleven, was over the moon, saying the facilities would ease the problem of access to toilets.
Meanwhile, Bosch is looking for the next place to bail out. Such has been the German spirit over the years.