A range of professionals gave career advice to students at Zolozolo Secondary School in Mzuzu.
The initiative was carried out under Career Guidance Project which is being implemented by SOS Children’s Village.
Speaking to Malawi24, field officer for SOS Daniel Mwavuli said their target is to visit secondary schools that are in Mzuzu and surrounding areas.
“Today we are here at Zolozolo secondary school where we gathered form four students to learn something from these role models so that at the end of the day they should know what goals to make in future.
“Next time we are planning to gather even students who are in form 2 and 3. This will depend on our budget, you know there a lot of students like last time we were at Katoto secondary school where we gathered about 300 students,” he said.
Mwavuli said the project is going well and some students have already started making their choices and now know which subjects to improve on to reach their goals.
One of the role models who gave a presentation was Edina Zongolo who is a soldier.
“Am one of the first female soldiers recruited in Malawi Defence Force, and I was telling the students that to be a soldier is not something that anyone can join but it needs someone to have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and must be physically fit, so it’s up to them to work hard and to keep themselves away from immoral behavior,” said Zongolo.
Acting head teacher at the school Rennie Rodgers Nyondo thanked SOS for introducing the program and said Zolozolo Secondary is one of the schools that will gain a lot.
Other role models that gave presentations included Chitetezo Chiphwanya a banker at FDH bank, Constance Nyasulu a social worker at St John of God, a female Journalist from Voice of Livingstonia radio and a male nurse from Mzuzu Central Hospital.