Girls from Malawi

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Girls from Malawi

NOMBRE DEL PROYECTO: Girls from Malawi

PAÍS/CIUDAD: Malawi / Lilongwe

DURACIÓN: 2012-2020

This project provides schooling for girls and young ladies, essentially in secondary school studies, in the villages of Chaombwa and Mbambande, the rural area nearest to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, in order to help them access further education.

The village chiefs take part together with the community in selecting the 75 young ladies per school year to join the programme, thereby involving the beneficiaries’ environment in supporting their education. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Esteban G. Vigil Foundation and also includes maintenance and healthcare for the young ladies in whose social environment women have limited options for progress.

Periodic meetings are held with the families, and the young ladies’ school performance is monitored directly, visiting the different schools where they are studying. There is constant contact with the beneficiaries.

Since this initiative was launched in 2012, there has been very positive progress seen as regards school absenteeism. In the 2012-2013 school year, eighteen young ladies out of a total of seventy-five dropped out of the programme, whereas in 2014-2015 only six did so, three of them due to marriage.

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