MAGGA Commemorates World Thinking Day

Girls during the commemoration activities Girls during the commemoration activities - pic by Hastings Jimani

The Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) on Saturday commemorated World Thinking Day which promotes self-esteem and sharing ideas and experiences among girls.

MAGGA Chief Commissioner, Mary Ngwale, said the day promotes self-esteem and girls remember founder of World Girl Guides Association, Lord Robert Badern Powell, who was born in England on 24th February in 1857.

“The message is girls just like boys are equal and as such opportunities have to be shared equally,” said Ngwale.

MAGGA member, Fortune Kamowa, a form two girl at Mulanje Secondary School said MAGGA, urged fellow girls to value their lives and abstain from promiscuous behaviors that put them at risk of contracting HIV and get unwanted pregnancies.

“MAGGA has inspired us a lot with life skills and reproductive health lessons,” said Fortune.

According to MAGGA President, Sussan Phukaphuka, MAGGA has expressed satisfaction over performance of some beneficiaries.

“Some girls who dropped out of school after joining MAGGA are now back to school and others have even proceeded to secondary school up to universities,” said Phukaphuka.

MAGGA started in 1927 as Nyasaland Girl Guides Association, disbanded in 1967 and was replaced with Malawi Young Pioneer and it was reintroduced in 1997.

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