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CHRR for sports activities to promote girls education

Written by  Mayamiko Majawa
FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE: Girls attend a co-education primary school - File Photo FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE: Girls attend a co-education primary school - File Photo

Machinga, December 18, 2017: Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) through ‘Yes I Do’ Project on Saturday organized sports activities in Traditional Authority Liwonde in the district as a way of creating an environment to keep girls in school.

The sports activities which attracted all primary schools from Traditional Authority Liwonde converged at Namandanje Full Primary School for the finals where cup and medals were given to four winning teams.

Netball team champions were Maiwa Primary School seconded by Katambasula. In the football category Ntapwa Primary School were the champions seconded by Katundu Primary School.

CHRR Civic Education Coordinator, Thandizo Mphwiyo said it was the aim of CHRR to sponsor and promote sports activities to motivate girls to remain at school for the love of sports.

Mphwiyo further said girls had rights to education, saying that this right should not be violated and that parents and traditional leaders should take an initiative of keeping girls in schools.

“CHRR will continue supporting girls in various ways because their health and future are at risk, it is only through motivation and such kind of activities that will help to save their life,” said Mphwiyo.

She stated that there would be another sporting activity in May, 2018 and advised all the losing teams to prepare enough for the next tournament.

Machinga District Education Manager (Dem) Sara Khozi commended CHRR for the sports activities saying it was indeed the best way of keeping girls in schools and making those who dropped out of school to go back.

She added that the programme had come in good time when a lot of girls in the district were dropping out of school due to early marriages and teen pregnancies.

“As learners, you need to be responsible for your future and should always love school and follow what your teachers are telling you to do,” said Khozi.

She further asked CHRR to continue motivating girls in many ways saying that was changing the mindset of people since others were going back to school.

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