First Lady advocates for girl child education: Beautify Malawi Trust holds fundraising fashion show

First Lady Getrude Mutharika has called on her fellow women in the country to inspire each other and work together towards women empowerment with emphasis on girl education.

Dressed like a school girl, First Lady participated in fashion show with a theme of Girl Child Education

Mrs Angella Muluzi (r) wins and receives an air tickets on behalf of Christabell Muluzi for a trip to South Africa

She made these remarks on Saturday during a fundraising state luncheon held at Kamuzu Palace which was organised by the Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) in support of girl child education.

“Girl education remains a symbol of sustainable development because an educated girl child will be able to make informed decisions that will develop her country, which is why i appreciate the overwhelming support for this event as it will give me courage  to forge ahead with this program” Madam Mutharika pointed out.

She urged the women to uplift each other and have a giving spirit when supporting the girls because God loves a cheerful giver.

“Women should yearn to inspire one another to strive towards attaining leadership positions as well as engaging in entrepreneurship activities” Mutharika added.

The event which was sponsored by several corporate companies was spiced up by a buy Malawian fashion show, Raffle draws and dances.

President, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika made a brief appearance at the event upon his arrival from Ntcheu where he had gone to attend a Maseko Ngoni festival called Umhlangano.

The President urged the women to support the fashion designers and promote their products in order to sustain the buy Malawian campaign.

BEAM trust which was established in September 2014 currently supports 1,000 girls and 75 of them are young mothers on back to school programme.

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To say The truth not jealous money we give these first adies is.their own money. Where was the money for Shanil Muluzi foundation? Where is Ethels? Where is Kalistas? Now Gertrud. Malawi first ladies trust ord foundation are private enrichment. U and me poor person has to contribute to greedy thieves while we are working very hard to survive. Look in civilised nations foundations continue after they are leaders or ladies. In Malawi it finish when their husbands are not presidents. Princess Dina charity is still there. Her children are helping people.

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