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Victoria Forex Bureau pumps K5 million into National Spelling Bee

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Victoria Forex Bureau has intensified its drive to help in propelling reading and writing culture in the country by committing K5 million annual sponsorship to Malawi National Spelling Bee educational programme for the next five years.

The bureau’s marketing manager Fayzan Osman said recently that, as dealers in foreign exchange currency and international money transfer, they decided to be part of the prestigious annual event considering its significance.

“This programme is significant in terms of uplifting education standards in the country and also inculcating a culture of reading and writing in children,” Osman said.

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“We have seen how the government, through Ministry of Education, is putting its weight behind the programme and we have also seen how both private and public schools are singing praises about the competition besides the fact that it is loved by many parents and children in the country,” he said.

He said their support to the competition will involve giving out prizes to the winners and other material needs

Malawi National Spelling Bee conducts the programme annually in its quest to compliment Ministry of Education’s efforts in uplifting the reading culture, academic performance, building vocabulary, confidence, public speaking and cognitive skills in all children.

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Director of Operations for Malawi National Spelling Bee Andrew Chikho thanked Victoria Forex Bureau for partnering them to grow the competition.

“We are thankful for this gesture and we call upon other well-wishers out there to come forward and be part of this important competition. We also would like to thank players like World Vision International, Zodiak Broadcasting Station, Grey Matter Education Company and Pemphero Mphande for their support to the programme,” Chikho said.

He said they were happy with the strides they have made since the inception of the competition and that a lot of children have shown their abilities in vocabulary and that many have gone on to excel in their studies.

“There is more to be done and, in our growth, we are also looking forward to the possibility of Malawi hosting the Africa Spelling Bee this year. Let me also take this opportunity to call upon primary and secondary schools to register for the competition,” Chikho said.

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