Oxfam committed to supporting rural girls education

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By MANA

Oxfam Malawi has reiterated its commitment to motivating girls in rural areas where various socio-economic factors affect their education.

Oxfam Gender Programme Manager, Wezi Malonda, stressed the commitment when her organisation, in collaboration with the Women Parliamentary Caucus, presented five girls with their educational needs.

The girls from a couple of secondary school in Chingale area received bicycles to ease their transportation as well as reading lamps and school bags.

“Oxfam will continue with various interventions on women empowerment including getting girls back in school through the go back to school campaign,” Malonda said.

Former Deputy Minister of Gender, Children, Disability And Social Welfare, Grace Kwelepeta, commended Oxfam for joining the campaign to promote girls’ education.

“We hope that other organisations would also join the efforts to ensure that needy girls in rural areas access quality education to ensure they become self-reliant and productive towards national development,” Kwelepeta added.

Kwelepeta said many girls are facing challenges in accessing education due to long distance to school and other economic and social factors that force them to drop out of school.

 

 

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