Girls from Malawi

KNOWLEDGE AREA

COUNTRY/TOWN: Malawi / Lilongwe

LENGTH: 2012 - 2018

Concluded

This project provided secondary schooling for girls and young women from the villages of Chaombwa and Mbambande, the closest rural area to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, with the aim of facilitating their access to higher education.

The village chiefs, together with the community, were involved in the selection process of the young women who took part in the program, 75 per school year, which enabled the beneficiaries’ environment to be involved in supporting their education. This project, developed in collaboration with the Esteban G. Vigil Foundation, also included the maintenance and health care of the young ladies since women’s opportunities for advancement are limited in their social environment.

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