Twenty Malawian girls from across the country left Malawi recently for Ghana where they are to attend a four-day transformative leadership training. The girls whose ages range from 13 to 15 are scheduled to attend the training as a way of giving them the motivation to work hard in school.
Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) who are behind the trip disclosed that the training will provide the girls with an opportunity to interact with female role models. The Chairperson McKnight Kalanda said the Malawians are also to interact with fellow girls who are scheduled to be part of the training.
“This is very important because it will motivate them to work extra hard in their studies,” said Kalanda. He added that the selection of the girls was based on their academic performance in their respective schools across the country.
Camfed is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. Since 1993, Camfed’s innovative education programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Malawi have directly supported 1,876,214 students to attend primary and secondary school, and more than four million children have benefited from an improved learning environment.