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By Jecina Chikwelete
Save the Children has challenged authorities not to let Covid-19 derail education activities.
The charity issued the remarks during its Global launch of 100 Days of Actions campaign in Lilongwe.
Save the Children’s Director of Operations Frank Mwafulirwa said the campaign children will speak out on challenges the pandemic has presented on education.
Mwafulirwa said the campaign is also seeking greater action and commitment from government in prioritizing education during Covid-19, investment in education and utilization of depleted resources to serve the best interests of the child.
"if we do not invest in this generation, we will lose out in years to come," said Mwafulirwa.
In her remarks, one of the learners from Ngwenya 1 Primary School Yewo Muyawa said that government should consider preventing any disruption to the academic calendar.
Muyawa also asked authorities to take a leading role in sensitizing parents to provide maximum care to children.