World Vision Malawi (WVM) says it will triple its interventions in Mangochi to allow young girls and women to be empowered with education and trained in vocational skills.
In an interview on Saturday at Masongola Teacher Development Centre during the handing over of bicycles to the girls and child protection workers, WVM project manager Clement Kolovo said the organisation is committed to transform vulnerable groups.
“We want to improve education and learning environment for school girls,” he said.
Kolovo said they are targeting girls, boys and women from 163 schools which are in the 13 education zones.
On his part, Mangochi District Council vice- chairperson Twaha Salanje commended WVM for the intervention, saying the district has high numbers of adolescent girls and women; hence, the support will go a long way in addressing their economic challenges.
One of the girls, Zione Mogoya from Malukula Village, said the bicycles will help them achieve the project’s intended goals.
WVM, with financial support from Global Fund through ActionAid, is implementing a project called Adolescent Girls and Young Women in traditional authorities Chimwala, Nankumba, Mponda, Chowe, Jalasi, Chilipa and Bwananyambi. n