Malawi Government has praised Mamaye Back to School campaign in Nkhata Bay for reducing the number of school drop-outs in the district, especially among girls.
The campaign spearheads girls’ education in the district where at least 23 girls each month drop out of school due to pregnancy or enter into marriage, according to education officials.
Chintheche Education Zone Primary Education Advisor (PEA), Peter Chirwa said the use of role models to encourage girls to remain in school has paid dividends as more girls want to succeed in their education than was the case in the past before the project rolled out in the district.
Davie Chiya, school patron for Mamaye club at Chifira Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Malenga Mzoma in the district hoped more girls would be remain in school.
The campaign has so far helped Esnath Banda, a former school drop-out who is now in Standard Seven; and her story helped to convince two other girls Chimwemwe Chirwa and Lizzie Mbewe to also return to school.