As various stakeholders in the country such as the government and non-governmental organisations are tirelessly fighting to see many girls educated, about 11,000 girls from Thyolo now have an opportunity to complete their education following the announcement of a new girls’ education program by an international organization known as Dubai Cares.
The announcement coincided with the International Day of the Girls Child which was commemorated on Tuesday October 11.
According to Dubai Cares, the 500,000 US Dollar program is being implemented by the Creative Centre for Community Mobilization which will ensure that the number of girls doesn’t decrease due to drop outs as they reach primary school leaving stage as well as completion of secondary school.
An event to celebrate this new initiative was held at Nagwengwere Primary School in Thyolo, where the Minister of Education Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano was the guest of Honor.
In his remarks, Fabiano thanked the organisation saying that it has answered the government’s call to see many stakeholders helping government in improving girls’ education in the country.
Apart from this initiative, the country’s first lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika initiated a Bring Back Girl to School Project through Beautify Malawi Trust (Beam) that is aimed at seeing girls who dropped out of school on various grounds going back to school.