Gomani V for Infrastructure Development in Schools
Inkosi ya Makhosi Gomani V has called on stakeholders in education sector to start focusing much on infrastructure development to encourage more girls remain in school.
Gomani V told Zodiak Online Friday in Ntcheu that advocacy on the same has been touted much; hence, need to focus on the other as well.
"While we are motivating a girl child to remain in school, infrastructures need to be conducive. This is a step in encouraging our girls remain in school," he said.
The Maseko Ngoni Chief was speaking at Khola Community Day Secondary School in the district during commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child by AIDS Healthcare Foundation Malawi.
On the commemoration, Gomani said the day play a role in addressing girls’ vulnerability since they are prone to human rights abuses and affect their education.
17 year old girl from the school concurred with Gomani V and said poor infrastructure is a threat to their education.
Happiness Mawindo, a form one student who once dropped out of school due teen pregnancy, has since appealed to stakeholders to consider addressing the challenge currently being faced by girls.
Meanwhile, AHF Malawi Country Program Manager, Triza Hara, says her organization is committed to making sure that girls remain in school to achieve their goals.
(Written by Blessings Kang'ombe)