Campaign for Health, Education, Sanitation and Hygiene (Cahesh) says it is geared to reduce the health information gap among visually- impaired people in the country through Braille.
Cahesh executive director MacDonald Kaluwa said this on Friday at Malingunde Resource Centre in Lilongwe during a donation of 520 Braille books to visually-impaired learners in 13 schools in the Central Region.
He said visually impaired persons lack access to some important information because it is not available in Braille; hence, the donation.
“We are trying to build capacity in these learners by giving them information in Braille,” Kaluwa said.
He said the books contain information on gender-based violence, HIV and Aids, menstrual hygiene management and malaria, among other issues that affect them.
Apart from books, the organisation also donated reusable sanitary pads valued at K1.5 million.
Kaluwa said the donation is expected to reach out to 450 learners across 13 resource centres.
In a separate interview, Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare chief disability awareness and equality officer Juliana Mabangwe commended the initiative, saying it will help learners have easy access to important information.