March 30, 2017 by Staff Reporter
Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) on Monday organised a motivation session for girls in Mchinji to inspire them to stay in school.
Speaking when he opened the session which drew girls from seven secondary schools in the district supported by CAMFED,
Acting District Education Manager for Mchinji Blessings Chinkhadze said it was sad that girls, who are still in school, engage in relationships which make them lose focus and concentration in their studies.
“Most girls have dropped out from school due to pregnancies in the district and it is my hope that the talk by role models will motivate the girls to stay and finish school,” he said.
Chinkhadze commended CAMFED for supporting girls who are vulnerable with school fees and other essentials which have helped the girls to stay in school.
Mchinji District Operations Secretary for CAMFED Khumbo Gondwe said they organised the session to motivate the girls to stay in school and help them in career guidance.
“We invited ladies who work as journalists, nurses, teachers, police and other professions as role models to talk to the girls and share their experience on how good education is,” she said.
Gondwe said most ladies who accomplished their dreams by finishing their education and finding good jobs also found difficulties such as lack of school fees and other challenges but still managed to excel and not drop out.
More than 500 girls from government secondary schools in Mchinji have been supported by CAMFED.
Launched in Malawi in 2009 with funding from DFID and other organisations, CAMFED supports vulnerable girls from secondary schools by providing school fees, learning materials, uniforms and other resources in 17 districts in the country.-MANA