Girls Empowerment Network (GenetT) has groomed 75 girls in leadership skills in Lilongwe to enable them defend their rights.
The girls have been drilled under Genet three projects, namely happy health and safe, improving secondary education in Malawi and improving girls access to sexual and reproductive health services and information.
The training in Lilongwe was conducted with support from Southern African Aids Trust, European Union, Edukans and Amplify Change.
Genet project officer Taonga Kachilonda Phiri said in an interview her organisation prioritises empowering girls with leadership skills.
She said: “We have the spirit to impart girls with diverse skills and we target more in empowering them with leadership skills for them to be able to promote their human rights such as right to education.”
Phiri said through the initiative, the organisation will help girls to play an active role in transforming their communities by being agents of positive change.
“I am confident that the skills the girls have acquired will enable them to be young leaders and advocates,” she said.
A Form Two student at Mikombe Community Day Secondary School, Princess Semu, commended Genet for the leadership training, saying she will be able to guide her fellow girls to understand their human rights. n