Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, set for Malawi visit : Girl-child education top of the agenda

South Africa’s former First Lady Graca Machel, late Nelson Mandela’s wife, is scheduled to be in Malawi for a two day visit to accelerate efforts to end child marriage, improve education of the girl child and improve nutrition outcomes.

Graça Machel

Graça Machel

Machel will be in the country from Thursday 20th to Friday 21st August, 2015 in her capacity as the Founder and Chair of the Graça Machel Trust.

While in Malawi, Machel is expected to have an audience with Civil Society Networks, Government Ministers, Parliamentarians and networks of African business women and Agribusiness.

According to her organization, Machel is expected to discuss with civil society and government how investing in girls education is a smart investment for the nation.

“Girls in Malawi have a number of barriers to completing school and achieving success. One in two are married before they are 18, making them vulnerable to abuse and violence in the home,” reads in part a statement from Graça Machel Trust.

“Whilst great improvements have been seen in under-five child survival rates, newborn deaths remain persistently high. Under-nutrition and acute malnutrition are major concerns in the country with almost half of under five children being too short for their age (stunted)’’.

The statement further disclosed that Machel will be meeting with NGO networks and Parliamentarians to strategize and plan for raising awareness and action on stunting.

Graça Machel Trust works across the continent to amplify women’s movements, influence governance, and advocate for the protection of children’s rights and dignity.

The Trust consolidates the work of its founder, Mrs. Graça Machel and seeks to build on her legacy by inspiring the young generation to take up new challenges and create societies that value and care about social justice.

Graça Machel Trust is facilitating the visit in partnership with Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, UNICEF Malawi, UN Women, World Food Programme (WFP), Civil Society Nutrition Alliance (CSONA), Network of African Business Women, Girls not Brides and Girls Education Network.

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of course Malawi thier z early married but south Africa most of girls know sex more than married womens and government iz falling them nw Mrs Mandela must swep her stoep b4

Prof Dr Kamwana Baby Atupele
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Prof Dr Kamwana Baby Atupele

chifukwa sungachindidwe so you want our sexy girl to be thinking like osamakatamba ngati mulibe chonena bwanji simunalanda Mandela inu chim’mayi chadyera ngati iwe sindinamuonepo osamakagona uko bwanji munatikwana anthu okalamba inu ngati chi Msosa cha nkhope ngati mamuna..fotseki

muthu mmoneke
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nali funso mrs Mandera,mulibe mtsikana kwanuko okongola ngati inu? ngati aliko mubwere naye akhale ma hopu anga chifukwa kwathu kuno ziliko ndi zikheba zosaoneka bwino zokhazokha ,mandelayo ndiye amakufilani bootu .Chonde apongozi yesesani mwana wanu ndamukonda heavy. finary you are welcome to Malawi so mukafika ndi mwana wanuyo muzangondiimbira pa nambala omwe ija ya airtel ija

anadimba
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nga khale kuti azimayi ambiri akatsogola maka pa udindo amapondereza apansi pawo.witch hunting .ukangovala kaunjika zavuta.azimai mwatsogolanu muzikonda anzanu. Chonde chonde mabwana achizimayi.timakuonanitu.anzanu koma azi.bambo. Mai mmzanu akabwera ndi vuto she receives a negative answer koma akakhala wamwamuna mumayankha mukusekerera.iiiiiii ndizakuuulula tsiku lina. Usinthe.

Complex
Guest

Welcome home madame. Muweleko na wa dada KK.

Kabilaboza
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Young female graduates intending to pursue Masters degrees in South Africa, please google this foundation. They sponsor Masters studies in Science fields for ladies. I remember we had some Malawian students on this scholarship while I studied at University of Cape Town when Graca was our Chancellor.

kasim
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Why not changing the name to Graca mandela

Mike Nyemba
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Women of great value , substance name it all .Graça Machel you are most , most welcome here in Malawi.

Kamtedza Mwale
Guest

Koma titati awa ndi abale awo a Dr Mary Shawa alipo angatsutse?

Nazizwa
Guest

Welcome to Malawi her excellency! I have a lot of respect to you. Please pass on some lessons to our women like Kaliati, Seodi, Kaliya etc

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