The Young Women Leaders Network, an organisation of women in leadership positions, on Wednesday delivered inspirational talks and donated text books to Likuni Girls Secondary School in Lilongwe.
The group was led by Dorothy Bwanali who is real estates and facilities manager at Airtel Malawi.
Bwanali was accompanied to the function by Masuwigzo Nkhonjera, human resources manager for Save the Children, Marie Khudzani of Usaid, Thoko Banda from the Millennium Challenge Account and Helen Mwagombo, policy adviser at the British charity OXFAM.
The women told the girls to believe in themselves and not get distracted by teen pressures.
The school’s head girl, Tadala Makuluni, said the students were inspired and motivated by the influential women.
Agnes Kampira, head of langauage department at the school, hailed the network for the books and inspirational talk.
“Your inspiring talks have left a mark on these students,” said Kampira.
Bwanali said the network delivers inspirational talks to help girls make good career choices.
“Some women didn’t have a chance to hear such talks and ended up going to wrong careers. We hope that such talks will help the girls realise their potential and in turn help them grow into mature citizens with good career choices.
“We also brought 50 text books for the girls and we hope they will help them in their studies,” said Bwanali.
The Young Women Leaders Network was established in 2000.