Ambassador Palmer Dedicates Girl Toilets at School in Thyolo

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer handed over girl-friendly toilets to Kapichi Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Kapichi in Thyolo District on April 16, 2018.  Over 1,700 students at Kapichi Primary School and in the surrounding community will benefit from the facility. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ambassador Palmer said, “For societies to thrive, girls must have access to education, healthcare, and technology.  They must have equal rights and equal opportunities.  When they do, their families benefit, their communities prosper, and Malawi will grow from strength to strength.”  The project was funded by the U.S. Ambassador’s Self Help Fund with a total of $7,000 (5.1 million Malawi Kwacha).  The project is managed by Chikondi Bikosi, the youngest-ever manager of a U.S. Ambassador’s Self Help Fund project.  Over the past 50 years, the U.S. Ambassador’s Self Help Fund has disbursed over $6 million to 1,463 projects covering all the 28 Districts in Malawi.

Learn more about the U.S. Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund at:  https://mw.usembassy.gov/embassy/lilongwe/funding-opportunities/ambassadors-self-help-fund/