Depressing! 29 Karonga school girls pregnant in past six months

A survey conducted by Kachila Youth Centre in Malawi’s uranium town of Karonga has revealed that at least twenty nine girls got pregnant in the lakeshore district, forcing them to drop out of school.

Student Pregnancy: 29 students pregnant for the past six months in Karonga

Student Pregnancy: 29 students pregnant for the past six months in Karonga

Karonga, which has registered substantive urbanization following escapades at the Kayerekela Mine, borders with Tanzania and is a thriving business centres – with many parents and guardians using their wards for a hand in their business endeavours.

Ironically, the 29 girls pregnant are all from the villages of Mwahimba and Mweniyumba – both not far from the perimeters of Karonga town proper. They are both between the ages of 13 and 16.

Kachila Youth Centre executive director Matchona Ngwira said in an interview with Nyasa Times that the development was depressing.

“It is not healthy at all for the country,” said Ngwira.

Ngwira swore on a stack of bibles that, if continued, the situation would let Malawi continue wallowing in deplorable poverty levels.

“The 29 are just from two villages,” he said. “It means that a lot worse could be happening in the other villages.”

He urged all civil societies in the country to take a leading role in making sure that such statistics are available so that government and interested stakeholders can slot in their help.

Ngwira also poured venom on parents and guardians for carelessness on safeguarding their children – especially girl children.

“It is not safe to use teenaged children for business, let alone girls. Parents should desist from doing that,” he said.

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Kanyimbi
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Prosititution has no tribe! Only that some pretend to be innocent when in fact they are the worst.

kalekeni
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Shame!!!! that’s very bad. Please educate girls from primary school how to protect themselves from getting HIV and pregnant. Poor government, poor minded leadership, parents abandoning the kids. Guys those kids are very young, parent should be summoned for hearing, This is embarrassing, and the world is watching what is happening in the country.

Khwantha
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kumalawi

M'Malawi weniweni
Guest

No 39 ndiwe nkhumba. Mbwenumbwenu chiyani apa! Kuno ku mmwera kwadzaza atumbuka amanga nyumba mmalo motukula kwawo kuthawa ufiti. Ku Karonganso kuli town? Shupit zako!

flylikeaneagle
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“both of them are from the same district” kikikikiki . referring to 29 girls. where did you do your education

GaBa Pa joloza
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Shaaaa kma ndiye akhutatu hehe

kd
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za zii …. thats the price Malawians will pay for voting this stupid DPP

Patrick Majoni
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Agalu oyankhula chichewa cha ma capital letters inu mukuonjeza.Ku Karonga kuli alomwe?Tikuthamangitsankoni kutauni kwathu kuno.Mwagundikatu mpaka mimba 92.sorry 29 in 2 villages.Aaaa……….nadi…………mukuigwira

Charles Elias
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dont worry girls, it was by mistake you’ll join again schooling.But if u repeat same incident it is ur careless!!!

sukutumpwelembwe
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KOMA BWANJI ATSIKANAWA AKUWONEKA NGATI ANA A VUWA KAUNDA ?

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