The R&B singer Nesnes, real name Kelvin Khuzumba cooperates with Girls Talk Initiative to help girls in rural areas to stay in school.
Speaking in an interview with Face of Malawi, Nesnes said girl child education in rural areas is still under threat as many girls drop out school.
“Most girls in rural areas still do not know the importance of education so I will be going in different districts to interact with them while encouraging them not to drop out school.
Not only encouraging girls in School but also in communities for them to go back to School, with the help of stakeholders, we will be providing things that prevent some of these girls from attaining education,” Nesnes said.
The 2013 hit track ‘Chidodo’ singer after being asked as musician how could he help girls in rural areas to see the importance of education, he said through music as bees to flowers, they are easily going to render him their ears.
“Being a youthful musician I set good platform to talk to the young generation, I am likely going to inspire with my music so I am sure I will be able to get them to listen to the massages.
With help of this Girls talk initiative, I just want every girl out there to know that they are special and they can achieve anything they dream in life they just have to work hard at school, they shouldn’t be afraid of anything, they should put school first before anything,” Nesnes explains.
Girls Talk Initiative Coordinator George Nedi confirmed the development and said together with Nesnes, they want to tour in rural areas both in schools and communities to encourage girls to stay in school and explore the striking issues that hinder girls in attaining education
“Nesnes is good musician and is not controversial as others, with him we are definitely going to achieve our vision to create a society where girl child education is protected,” said Nedi.
Girls Talk initiative was established in 2015 with an aim of addressing issues that affect girls, aged between 12 to 18 in their day to day lives both in schools and communities.
And girls talk initiative believe that girls can speak if they are empowered through education and if they are given all necessities, the girl school drop-out rate can be minimized.