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NGO builds a secondary school in Dedza

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Dedza has a new secondary school like this one in Chitipa - File Photo Dedza has a new secondary school like this one in Chitipa - File Photo

Dedza, October 18, 2018: Against All odds Still Standing (AOS), a non-governmental organization is building an ultra-modern well equipped secondary school in Ntakataka Village Traditional Authority (T.A) Kachindamoto in Dedza District, Malawi News Agency has learnt.

Speaking in an interview, CEO and founder of AOS, Fikelephi Jackson said the building of the school is one of the ways of empowering girls and young women in education.

"Our goal is to empower girls and young women in three aspects; education, health and social wellbeing.

We are on a project to rebuild lives and restore hope and dignity of girls and young women who dropped out of school for marriage so that they can go back into school," she said.

Jackson explained that they are building the secondary school in Ntakataka Village after noticing that T.A. Kachindamoto has been active in ending girl child marriages and bringing them back to school.

"T.A. Kachindamoto has intervened into about 2, 000 child marriages and we want to leave a name behind for the job well done by her," said Jackson.

The CEO further said with time, they would also build a community college in the same area of Kachindamoto so that when girls in the area complete their secondary education they should pursue tertiary education at the college.

"The college will be named after T.A. Kachindamoto," added Jackson.

The organization’s objectives are to support and provide relief for victims, survivors and people who are vulnerable to domestic violence, abuse and discrimination.

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