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Improved sanitation keeps more girls in school in Malawi
Improved sanitation keeps more girls in school in Malawi
DOWA, Malawi, 11 September 2008 – Eveless Mayenje purposefully walks to class, knowing that she only has two terms before she goes to secondary school. At 18, she is much older than most of her classmates in the eighth grade. This does not in any way daunt her, as she is focused on staying in school. Read More >
Schools for Africa: Portrait of a role model for girls and women in Malawi
Schools for Africa: Portrait of a role model for girls and women in Malawi
LILONGWE, Malawi, 11 March 2008 – Zile Shumba is the Executive Director of CKK Building and Civil Contractors, a company hired by UNICEF Malawi to build new classrooms as part of the Schools for Africa initiative. Read More >
Life-skills education for girls helps end the cycle of abuse in Malawi
Life-skills education for girls helps end the cycle of abuse in Malawi
LILONGWE, Malawi, 22 February 2008 – At the age of 14, Catherine accidentally became pregnant, so she dropped out of school and married the father. From that moment on, the young mother’s life was filled with emotional and physical abuse. Her husband started beating her on a daily basis and sometimes would not give her any food to eat for two or three days. Read More >
Jane’s Digital Diary: Malawian girls’ rights on the line
Jane’s Digital Diary: Malawian girls’ rights on the line
NEW YORK, USA, 31 July 2007 – Jane Kachitenji is passionate about girls’ rights – to education, safety and the same opportunities as boys. She’s an active participant in the Kaufulu Girls Foundation, a girls’ club in her home community of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. Read More >
Orphaned by AIDS, young girl struggles to care for her family
Orphaned by AIDS, young girl struggles to care for her family
17 October 2005, ZOMBA, Malawi - In the African country of Malawi, nearly half a million children have been orphaned by AIDS, with one or both of their parents having died of the disease. Read More >

 

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