In a bid to promote girl child education, Mangochi Police Women Network has donated school items worth K295,000 to 10 less privileged girls.
The function took place on Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Mangochi Town hall.
The Form One students are from Tanyamuka, Thumu, Changali, Chowe, Masuku, Malombe, Nasenga, St. Joseph, Mtuwa and Mpondasi Community Day Secondary schools.
Each of the students received school fees, uniform, school shoes, pair of socks, a unit of college exercise books, 6 pens, Mathematical instruments and 10 tablets of washing soap.
In addition, the female law enforcers has paid a sum of K19,000 examination fee for Naomi Charles, a Form 4 student at Thumu CDSS in the district.
In his remarks, Officer in charge for the station Chikhungu Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police commended the female law enforcers for the good gesture and encouraged the students to work hard in their studies.
Speaking at the same event, the chairperson for the network lnspector Norah Chimwala said during their visits in 25 different schools in the last academic year, the network noticed that lack of necessities is one of the contributing factors to increased dropouts hence the donation in order to uplift their welfare in schools.
“On behalf of Mangochi Police Women Network l would like to thank our officer in charge Mr George Chikhungu and everyone who supported this initiative,” Chimwala explained.
She went on to say that the donation is not enough and urged others to follow suit in fighting against child marriages and promote girl child education in Mangochi district.
On behalf of teachers of Tanyamuka CDSS, Agnes Justin thanked the female law enforcers for the long awaited assistance.
“I don’t know how to thank you, this is something l did not expect especially from Police personnel, we promise to work hard in order to achieve our goals, may God reward you” said Justin.
Mangochi Police Women Network has been active in both charity and work related tasks that includes visits and donations, sensitization awareness and school outreach programs on child marriages and teenage pregnancies.