Speaking during the handover ceremony, SOS Children Village Coordinator for the family strengthening program for Mzuzu, Andrew Mang’anda said the initiative is to enhance operations of its parenting skills aspect of the family by strengthening projects it is implementing.
He said the equipment will also act as a token of appreciation to the volunteers in ensuring children grow responsibly.
"These are people who are doing a commendable job in supporting the organization through parenting skills but in course of their work, they encounter challenges like mobility and equipment.
"So we are giving the bicycles, bags, writing materials and we are in the process of procuring protective gear to ease these challenges and we hope that this will act as an incentive to the volunteers," said Mang'anda.
Mang'anda adds that the gesture will help the volunteers reach out to more beneficiaries of the family strengthening program.
So far each of the 59 volunteers received a bicycle, a bag, writing materials, protective gear among others.
The family strengthening program believes in ensuring that no child grows alone and it promotes communities to directly be source of support for children and their families.
President for the SOS Volunteers Livingstone Kuyokwa said the tools will go a long way in helping improve their operations.