Malawi First Lady grants scholarships to 20 girls: To study at Bedir

Malawi’s First Lady Getrude Mutharika through her Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust, has awarded scholarships to 20 disadvantaged girls to continue their secondary education.

The girls will study at Bedir Girls International High School in Blantyre. Half of the girls have been offered boarding facilities while the rest will be day scholars.

First Lady wwith scholarship recipients at Sanjika Palace

First Lady with scholarship recipients at Sanjika Palace

Speaking during the presentation of scholarships in the commercial city of Blantyre on Sunday, Mutharika said, one of the pillars of her charity organisation, was the education of girls.

“This pillar was specifically chosen looking at the plight of girl child’s education in the country but also the role a woman plays in development of this country,” she said.

She noted that the girl child was facing different challenges both in the urban and rural settings as far as education was concerned.

Most of the girls are dropping out of school because their parents could not afford the cost of education.

Some are being forced into early marriages so that their parents and guardians are relieved from taking care of them, she explained.

Noting that educating a girl is educating the nation, the First Lady said her organisation believed that her goal of making Malawi beautiful would be easier to achieve if women and girls have an education.

“My dear young [women], consider yourselves as very special to be granted this opportunity. I will personally be checking on your progress and I do not want to be disappointed. You should be our pride as pioneers of this relationship with Bedir International School,” said the First Lady.

Mutharika handed over the young girls to the school management and also presided over the official opening of Bedir Girls High School new wing situated at Chinyonga—formerly Lady Bird High School.

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28 thoughts on “Malawi First Lady grants scholarships to 20 girls: To study at Bedir”

  1. jah mojah says:

    hand picked……………………..

  2. dennis khwekhwe says:

    Good job Our First lady, Nice dressing too and you really look good for such a noble cause

  3. Barton Chikaya says:

    May Jehovah bless the first Lady for what she is doing.

    However, charity begins at home. Would you please beautify the state house. Look at the paintwork of the buildings and the environment.

  4. Chisyuli says:

    Mumayamba ma charity mukalowa m’boma bwanji?mwantengana alomwe apa

  5. apm says:

    koma a name a APM please sanjikayo taipentaniko abale. choncho kukhala ngati rumphi secondary school bwanji. taonani madam atchena bwino koma malo ajambulisila sali bwino. apm woyeee

    1. Dambu says:

      kikikikiki! koma abale, Sanjika palace kunkakhala a ngwazi Dr Kamuzu Banda kuja kumeneku?? dzikoli likulamulidwadi ndi mbava zokhazokha sure! nyumba ngati za housing kusasuka chonchi??!

  6. Mdala says:

    Are these girls from all districts of Malawi or they are relatives of mai ?

  7. peter says:

    Ndalama zaka watenga kuti munthuyu? Ukwati amangisa liti kuti akhale ndindalama zolipirira anna ku sukulu? A Malawi chenjerani ndi mabungwe amenewa amafuna podyera ndalama basi. Mufuseni Shaneel Muluzi analinso ndi bungwe ngati lomweri ndalama zinapita kuti? Nanga Bingu Grey Found Trust ndalama zake zinayenda bwanji? A Malawi kupusa kwambiri kumapereka ndalama kwa anthu andale nkumawadyera basi . Chenjerani nawoni anthuwa , amafuna modyera basi.

  8. United Party says:

    I am left wondering if offering scholarships to girls is among the objects of BEAM Trust. If it is, you are doing a noble job, Madam. If not, then it tantamounts to corning the public into making donations to a trust for use other than those intended. In such situations, donors have every right to demand their donations back.

  9. eye eye says:

    Are those steps @ sanjika? Worn out paint and unpolished steps? Come..on….the estate manager or maintenance person can do better and make the Palace look presentable…please…

  10. Makiyolobasi says:

    Kodi ma charity amayamba akangolowa muboma bwanji? Zimachita kuonekelatu kuti kutakataka ndalama za bomatu izi. Ngakhale atchena, koma a first ladywa ali bwino? Akungooneka ngati ali pa deathrow bwanji?

  11. Think Tank says:

    How wide did you cast your net to capture these girls?

  12. wobeba wanga says:

    koma anatchenatu eti? akhala amavala chomchi kunja kuja bolako kkkk

  13. Malawianmom says:

    IS THIS THE SANJIKA I USED TO KNOW? DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT. ANYWAY THE OUT SIDE, AM NOT NOT SURE OF THE INSIDE, STEPS, AND THE RAILS NEED PAINTING SO BAD. LETS MAKE SURE THE NEXT TIME WE TAKE A GROUP PICTURE IT SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND, MAKE SURE YOU DON’T TAKE ONLY GIRLS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR LOVED ONE. GET THEM FROM RURAL AREAS,OTHER WISE ITS A GOOD START.

  14. Precious says:

    JUST FIVE MONTHS AGO YOU WERE IN POVERTY JUST LIKE MOST MALAWIANS, BUT WITHIN THIS SHORT TIME PERIOD YOU ARE ABLE TO SEND 20 GIRLS to SCHOOL!
    PLAYING WITH MONEY FROM OUR TAXES. ONE DAY, YOU WILL HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS

  15. Israel Difense Force says:

    Beautify Malawi is like munthu ogulitsa malonda, pa bench amangoyala zochepa, zotchipa komanso za simple, just to blind fold the authorities koma malonda eni eni ali pansi pa bench.

    The so called charitable trust was registered ngati NGO yokhuza za sanitation, hygiene and related issues, its strange to note that the trust is now diversifying within just a month. What is it

  16. yuona says:

    There are so many girls with similar problems. Why can’t the FL push for something similar to GABLE so that a lot should benefit.

  17. dato. says:

    Nafeso ma boys timafuna gud education. Ma bugwe azingokhala a ama gel.

  18. dato. says:

    Nafeso ma boys timafuna gud education.

  19. Think Tank says:

    So beautify Malawi is jack of all trades right??????????

    1. buhle mkwananzi says:

      but a master in none kkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. wobeba wanga says:

    I dont know if the girls are from villages, i pray that the girls should have been taken from villages because those in villages must be in need of secondary education. But anyway, big up First Lady.

    1. khabwera sac says:

      looking at the faces of the girls you can tell that non is from village
      i am from a lil village i know how village girls look-lyk and dress-lyk

      she has choosen them from her frnds and family …anyway thats wat Malawi is

  21. wobeba wanga says:

    Big up to First Lady

  22. cynk says:

    siuja mumanena jb kuti ku UN amapanga zopanda pake ndiye zasiyana pati ndizomwe mwachitazi mukuyenda mmapazi a jb, musiireni mwini wake apanga yekha inu pitani kukakokolora zinyalala ku mchesi, kawale ndi kunyumba kwakoko

    1. NGONI PRINCESS says:

      Awatu nda first lady. Uja anali President. Moti nchimodzimodzi???

      1. winiko says:

        Abale inu! samatha kusiyanitsa savage ameneyu amutengenso ampatse scholarship.

        1. wobeba wanga says:

          KKKKK zoonadi, ameneyu savage. doesnt kno the difference btwn president and first lady

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