It is a tradition in most Malawi’s rural setups, just like in many African countries, to send young girls to initiation camps in preparation for adulthood.
Covid 19 pandemic has slowed down. Life is gradually getting back after a long time of despair. As we were busy enduring the pandemic, back to back cyclones or tropical storms hit hard. The damage was massive and catastrophic.
It’s about two hours to sunset on Tuesday at Hiwa village, Group Village Headman Chidakwani, Traditional Authority Chekucheku in Neno district.
Apart from Covid-19, it has also been revealed today Tuesday in Neno that lack of bursaries, geographical location of some areas, gender based violence and cyber space abuse are some of the factors fueling the sharp rise in cases of teen pregnancies and marriages.
A total of 5, 447 teenage pregnancies have been recorded in Phalombe from January to May 2020 raising fear that the number may increase due to prolonged stay of learners at home.