MAGGA, FORUT aid girls education

Forut, Magga

In an effort to encourage girl child education, Malawi girl Guides Association (MAGGA) has donated two newly built classroom blocks to Chigodi Primary school, T/A Mazengera village in Nkhoma, Lilongwe.

The donation follows a successful implementation of an original documentary that was shot in the country being used as a resource learning tool for kindergarten children in Norway. 

Making the presentation on behalf of FORUT (a Norwegian NGO) and MAGGA, district commissioner for MAGGA, Ruth  Kafotokoza said the donation has been made as a token of appreciation for the difference that two girls from the school are making through the roles they played in the documentary.

Linesi Masulani starred as the main actress in the documentary alongside singer and actress Maj Britte Andersen who has been assisting Linesi yearly.

Andersen through MAGGA and FORUT, provided funds used to buy assorted items like maize, groceries and stationery that were handed over together with the school blocks.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the beneficiaries, Village headman Bwatere expressed his gratitude to MAGGA, Andersen and FORUT for the donation.

Bwatere has since pledged to ensure that the donation benefits everyone that is enrolled at Chigodi.

 He added that he will take responsibility to ensure that Linesi completes her education. 

"I will also ensure that Linesi completes her education to compliment the story she depicted in the documentary," said Bwatere.

 The donation was made under the 'Children’s Campaign' a subdivision of  Campaign rights based drug and alcohol prevention, gender based violence and child rights project for girls and young women that is currently being implemented in Lilongwe and Blantyre by MAGGA with funding from FORUT.

The campaign is geared to safeguard lives of young girls and women against gender based violence and other forms of abuse whose cases have been on the rise in the csountry.

MAGGA has been in partnership with the Norwegian NGO FORUT since 2007.

The documentary in mention which was shot between 2011 and 2014 highlighted challenges girls in Malawi face to attain education.