Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) on Monday joined the international community to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child at Nyungwi Girls Catholic Secondary School in Chiradzulu.
Escom officials who included technicians and engineers engaged and inspired learners at the school through motivation talks and quiz competition.
One of Escom’s engineers, Bettie Chunga, encouraged the girls to work hard, particularly in science and mathematics.
Taking her turn, another engineer Mary Mnewa commended Escom for empowering girls through scholarships to outstanding female engineering students at The Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi and Malawi University of Science and Technology.
Mnewa is a beneficiary of the scholarship, which offers school fees, internship and even employments.
On her part, Escom gender and social inclusion assessment manager Elube Chienda said the parastatal has a deliberate policy of non-discrimination based on one’s gender.
She encouraged the learners to dream big, adding: “All things are possible to those who work hard.”
A representative of the learners, Vincensia Chirombo, commended Escom for organising the event.