Callista urges Malawi girls to dream in colour: Visits Nkhamenya Girls School

Former First Lady, Callista Mutharika on Monday used her former husband Bingu wa Mutharika’s mantra,  urged young girls to be visionary and “dream in colour in order for them achieve in life.

Mkuzike Magalasi receiving her certificate from Callista

Mkuzike Magalasi receiving her certificate from Callista

Callista with students of Nkhamenya girls

Callista with students of Nkhamenya girls

Callista pose for group photo at Nkhamenya Secondary school with school teachers

Callista pose for group photo at Nkhamenya Secondary school with school teachers

Mutharika who is also Chief Advisor on Safe Motherhood, HIV and Aids and population Control, to President Peter Mutharika, known for her role in defending girls against early marriages and pregnancies.

She was speaking at Nkhamenya Girls Secondary School, when she presided over fare well party of 126 students who have completed their form four classes.

The former first lady discouraged young girls at the school against indulging themselves in sexual activities so that they can develop into meaningful citizens in the future.

“Don’t be taken away with material things, make your own future and don’t indulge yourself in sexual activities or even in early marriages,” advised Madam Mutharika.

She appealed to them to preserve their virginity for their future husbands.

Her remarks come after an international finding by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA 2013), following vigorous research that 39,000 girls every day get married globally and that more than 140 million young girls will marry between 2011 and 2020.

The same UNFPA report which was released on March 7, 2013 in New York says between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides.

However to discourage this Mutharika said it is better that girls should aim high and dream in colours.

“As you are aware, my late husband Bingu wa Mutharika used to advise us to be positive of ourselves and dream in colour don’t look down upon yourself, all is possible,” said Callista Mutharika.

Board chair of Nkhamenya Secondary School Paul Mwale took the opportunity to reveal to Mutharika challenges which the school is facing, including water shortage which he asked government to help address.

“It is very common to see these young girls leaving school campus just to fetch water. This disturbs these girls from their studies and it is dangerous to their security,” said Mwale.

Speaking on the general expectation of this year’s performance of her students, the school head teacher, Sister Teleza Tembo said he has hope that the girls will do well this time around than years before.

During the function, Mkuzike Magalasi was voted overall performer of the academic calendar and went away with various gifts in both cash and valuables from the school management.

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Advise to the photographer. You made good shots but your subjects are not clear. Next time take clear fotos.


Kukonda spotlight tamusiilani Getrude Mutharika ndi Mary Chilima, nthawi yanu inatha, accept it!

Moses Makoko

Inspiring girls? As who? Leave that to people who have achieved something in their lifetime. I wish this was left to people like Anastazia Msosa. People who need no introduction.


@ Truestar

Amwene how did you talk to your daughter when they dont allow phones at Nkhamenya ? Ndinu a campaign chair a Mayi kodi? Please find better ways of showcasing Amayi


more thn enough i ges beter

Pathako Panjuchi

Kodi mayiwa akudyana Ndi ndani sopano?


Mama Callista uku nde Kukhala my daughter who is at this school told me about your visit not only did you inspire them but you made them proud for gracing the occasion


Well done Madame Callista keep on inspiring these girls. Their future in significant to the development of our country!


well done Madam Calista, koma munakapepesa kuja munawauza anthu kuti apite ku hero?ndipo munthu wakumudzi safuna fuel.zamanyazi


Our mother i love you

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