Chisomo Children’s club has downplayed fears that its Lilongwe and Blantyre child-care centers are about to close due to financial reasons.
They have growing reports that the organization is closing the centers which are home to children who were withdrawn from the streets and other vulnerable children.
Executive Director for the organization Richard Mdyetseni said they have no such plans despite the pulling out of donor support to the centers.
“The Capacity Building project which we had in partnership with our major donor for Five years has come to an end but we are not closing,” Mdyetseni said.
Mdyetseni said they are currently not keeping the kids in the centers within a period of three to four months until they get another donor.
“We are hoping that we are going to acquire a major donor to replace the one who was supporting us in the accommodation of the kids,” he said.
However, Mdyetseni said despite the current situation they are still supporting kids who depend on them on their school fees and counseling activities.
Mdyetseni assured the public not worry over the matter saying the situation will be resolved.