As a move to ensure that girls are getting enough education, OXFAM has awarded bicycles, lamps and school bags to five girls in Zomba Chingale who had left school because they were impregnated.
The event was graced by Honorable Mcheka Chilenje, Honorable Grace kwelepeta, OXFAM Gender Program Manager Wezi Malonda and Senior Chief Mulumbe.
OXFAM Gender Program Manager of Malawi said their organization has managed to visit almost 30 constituents around the country having few constituents to reach their target.
“We have managed to give these gifts to every constituent that we have visited so far which is helping so many girls to make the hard decision of going back to school, hoping that other organization see it as a goal to help girl child education we ask them to help us as we know we can not reach every girl out there” explained Malonda.
Kwelepeta said “ I saw it as an opportunity to help the girls in my constituent, that I can make it easy for them to go back to school so that one day they can become responsible citizens and be able to fend for their families in future”
She further said that they chose this village because schools are far from where peopleresides making it hard for girls to abandon their education
Grace Gomiwa, one of the beneficiaries thanked the Oxfam organization for making it easy forher to get back to school.
“Being a girl it is hard for me to reach to school in time as it is far from where I am staying, making my dreams of becoming a teacher impossible to fulfill” Gomiwa said.
Oxfam organization works in collaboration with governments, non governmental organization, village chiefs, school headmasters and volunteers, so far it has helped a lot of girls to go back to school since its introduction in Malawi.