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Malawi visual artist complements mainstream education

by Harold Kapindu

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”61″ display=”basic_slideshow”]This year’s receipient of the Trevor Noah grant, Malawi”s visual artist Vera Mlia Sheriff continues to complement the country’s mainstream education through fun learning materials.

In an interview, Vera said she still wants to compliment Malawi government in making an easy to use, fun 3D game and cartoon inspired book that is based on relevant curriculum.

She said, “I believe that young people have a better attitude in tackling, especially mathematics when it is presented as a fun game.”

In 2016, Vera started experimenting on this model and created characters and games for the local context and took them to primary schools.

Her target is Early childhood Development stage (2 and half to 7 years) which is pre-school, standard 1 and 2.

Just a few weeks ago, Vera emerged the recipient of the South Africa’s comedian Trevor Noah grant.

“With Sustainable Development Goal 4 target 2 that calls for Equal access to Quality Pre-primary education for every child by 2030, I found it needful to apply for the grant.

“By God’s grace, my project was picked and the comedian Trevor Noah himself mentioned it as one of his favourite initiatives in the video that he recorded for the graduation ceremony,” Vera explained.

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