Girls Talk, an organisation which aims to address issues affecting girls is mobilising resources to support girls’ education in Chilipa, Mangochi.
This follows a Weekend Nation story in March this year that highlighted problems girls face in the remote area, which has led to increased drop-outs.
The organisation’s patron, George Nedi, said they are now supporting five girls from donations from three well-wishers.
“We got financial support from some well-wishers, Graeme Sim, Shauna Cuthbertson and Jill Green. It was specifically to help girls who were once married and they have decided to go back to school. We wanted them to receive education, and overcome poverty,” he said.
One of the girls, Eranive Malefula, 21, who has a two-year-old baby girl, said she will work hard in class as one way of thanking those who are giving her support.
“They have paid for my school fees, I have also received a support for my baby,” said Eranive, who wrote a letter to Malawi President Peter Mutharika addressing him on challenges girls are facing in Mangochi.
Girls Talk is an initiative that tackles girl’s issues, physical, mental, psychological and social in nature.