On Tuesday this week, councillors in Chiradzulu and the Chiradzulu district social welfare office visited Miglat offices to assess how the CBO is running its programmes and operations.
“We have many NGOs in the district, so since the elections are over, we need to start working by visiting some of the NGOs working in our areas here in Chiradzulu. These visits will enable us to assess them, and we have started by visiting Miglat,” said Franco Kaliya a councillor from Thumbwe ward.
Ten councillors were involved in the visitations, and hailed Miglat—a community-based orphanage (CBO) in the district— for the fantastic work it is doing to feed, care and educate orphans.
After assessing Miglat operations, Kaliya said they were impressed with the CBO.
“Miqlat has established a community-based orphan care program to mitigate the problems of the orphaned children. Their timely response to the orphan crisis, has helped secure the survival and growth of the orphans,” he said.
He said they noticed that apart from providing the orphans with child friendly environment, the CBO also provides access to health care and basic education.
“They also have constructed orphan care community centers, cookhouses, medical facilities, and educational resource centers. We are impressed with all that they have done, but we asked them to broaden their operations to other villages in Chiradzulu,” added Kaliya.
Miglat director Victor Mkolongo said the visit from the councillors was like a kick in the back to make them work even harder.
“We are the first NGO to visited by the councillors, to Miglat that’s an honour to us, as an NGO we will try to work hard. We started our work in Thyolo, so with the support we get from churches in the US, it has helped us to add another district. With more funding we will honour the request to expand to other districts,” Mkolongo told The Nation.