Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM) held a career talk at St Michaels Girls Secondary School in Mangochi to encourage students to work hard in school and be ambitious to become Judges.
Zomba High Court Judge, Justice Patrick Chirwa, who was guest of honour at the career talk at St. Michaels Girls Secondary School inspired the students through his life story.
He appealed to the students to be focused and be dedicated to studies in order to achieve the best in life and above all ” Put God first in everything”.
Justice Chirwa who was accompanied by his wife Brenda and Senior Resident Magistrate Yohane Munthali challenged the students to have definitive and realistic goals and work hard to achieve their purposes.
“It is possible to fulfill your dreams and aspiration so long as you have ambition to rise on top,” he said, while appealing to the girls never to indulge in intimacy relationship and to avoid associating with unruly students to avoid dismissals from school.
Speaking on behalf of fellow students, Nthanda Katunga whose ambition is to become a lawyer hailed WOJAM for organising the career talk saying the session was relevant and ideal to the girls.
Nthanda, a Form 4 student, added that the career talk has inspired her such that she will pursue her dreams and ambitions of becoming a legal practitioner.
She added that the career talk has also ignited a hard work spirit among fellow students that got inspired by the High Court Judge, Justice Chirwa and the WOJAM .
In an interview with Malawi24, a member of WOJAM, Justice Dr. Jean Kayira said through the outreach career talk, WOJAM has identified needy students and volunteers who assisting them financially.
Justice Dr Kayira disclosed that WOJAM has held career talks in secondary schools in many districts such as Zomba, Ntchisi, Mangochi to mention few to reach out to students to motivate them to become judges.
She said WOJAM has introduced English speaking competition to promote fluency saying English is key in legal profession.
WOJAM reach out to girls in secondary schools through careers talks to inspire girls to excel in their education to become Lawyers and Judges.