Foundation for Girls Leadership (F4GL) says it is committed to promoting girls rights for them to realise their dreams.
F4GL chief executive officer Memory Banda said in an interview yesterday that her organisation is dedicated to promoting girls’ rights as one way of empowering them to achieve their desired goals.
“Our organisation is devoted to advocating laws and policies that safeguard girls’ rights and also promote a safe and conducive environment for adolescent girls to complete their education,” she said.
Banda said they also provide leadership skills and other opportunities to young girls for them to realise their potential.
The project dubbed, ‘Empower Her: The Power to Lead’ is being implemented with funding from Freedom Fund.
Recently, the organisation conducted girls’ leadership training in Lilongwe where girls from various education institutions were groomed in leadership skills.
“We envision a society where girls are equally represented in all levels of leadership and where every girl is valued,” she said.
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare public relations officer Lucy Bandazi commended F4GL for the initiative, saying it will empower girls and young women to become responsible citizens.
“Girls who are empowered are able to go to school and complete their education,” said Bandazi.