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Nsanje NGOs commended for promoting girls education

Written by  Martin Chiwanda
Girls like these discouraged from dropping out of school - File Photo Girls like these discouraged from dropping out of school - File Photo

Nsanje, July 16, 2019: Education activists have commended the role played by local non-governmental organizations in Nsanje for championing readmission of girls who dropped out of school due to early marriages and pregnancies.

Activist Steve Sharra in an interview Tuesday reacted to the news that Nsanje’s Kuchene Women Forum, a non-governmental organization in the district, has rescued 37 girls who dropped out of school due to early marriages and pregnancies this year alone in the district.

Sharra said what the local organizations are doing in the district regarding bringing back girls to school was encouraging and needed to be commended.

“Let me appreciate the good works being done by Nsanje local organizations in bringing girls back to school.  
“We need to promote girls so that they can complete their education like their counterparts (boys) most of whom go far with their studies.
“For instance, bringing back 37 girls is no mean achievement. Let me call on all stakeholders to take a leading role in promoting girls education,” said Sharra.

Kuchene Women Forum Program Coordinator, Alice Kathumba told Nsanje District Child Protection Committee Monday that her organization had rescued 37 girls from marriages and readmitted them back to school.

“We are really doing what we can to ensure that girls remain in schools. As per our mandate, we rescue even those that were impregnated and readmit them to school. This year alone, we have managed to rescue about 37 girls. All these girls are back to school,” she said.

Sustainable Development Goal number four promotes inclusive and equitable quality education and learning opportunities for all.

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