Care Malawi staff on Tuesday 2nd December, 2014 donated assorted items worth K290, 000 to Linyangwa secondary school in Kasungu as part of their contribution to empowering adolescent girls.
The donation which included plastic chairs, books, sanitary pads, laundry soap and solar lamps is one of the activities that CARE Malawi organised as part of the commemoration of the International Day of the GIRL which falls on October 11, every year.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, CARE Malawi Director responsible for Adolescent Girls Empowerment (AGE) programme, Norman Tembo said the donation demonstrates the individual passion to help rural adolescent girls to stay in school.
“While CARE as an international NGO helps in empowering adolescent, members of staff decided to play their role to show their innermost desire to see girls empowered through education,” said Tembo.
Also present at the presentation ceremony, Senior Chief Lukwa commended CARE Malawi staff for their kind gesture.
He applauded CARE Malawi for the corporate and social responsibility the organiation has played in his area since 2009.
“Today, CARE staffs have demonstrated that they support our girls not just to fulfil donor’s wish. They have personal commitment and love for our girls,” said chief Lukwa.
Lukwa further encouraged girls to stay in school and resist from early marriage for them to have a better and bright future.
During the function some senior female members of staff gave moving testimonies on the challenges they faced in their adolescent days.
Since 2009 CARE has provided scholarships to over 1002 secondary school girls in Kasungu and over 30, 000 girls have been trained to be assertive and confident leaders in their homes, communities and beyond.