Speaking out: the joys of being a child journalist

Having a secondary school bursary is something that most girls in Malawi dream of. In a country where poverty rates are high, many girls fail to finish secondary school. Ellen Rajab, who studies at Mpondasi Community Day Secondary School, is one of the lucky ones. She is a confident, outgoing girl. As she sits on the white sandy beach by the side of Lake Malawi on a sunny afternoon, she enthusiastically explains how far she has come.

Funo Langa campaign launched to support poor students

It was a historic evening for girls in Malawi on Wednesday 5th December at the Mt. Soche hotel in Blantyre. Dignitaries from different sectors in the country gathered to be a part of the Official Launch of the fundraising campaign for the Girls Secondary Education Trust Fund. The Trust Fund referred to as “Funo Langa”, was set up to provide access to quality education for vulnerable students in Malawi, particularly girls.

Hope for girls: how the UN is working to keep girls in school

Issa Alfred Saidi’s job often takes him beyond his head teacher office at Nampinjuja Primary School in Mangochi, Malawi. He is quite often found making house calls, visiting learners who are absent from school or appear to be facing some problems. Issa is a man who commands great respect in the school and surrounding community. He is also a cheerful man and is a favorite among his students, with whom he is often found laughing with.