First Lady Gertrude Mutharika on Wednesday laid a foundation stone for Khwalala Community Day Secondary School girl’s hostel project.
The project which is being sponsored by Plan Malawi International is part of Beautify Malawi, BEAM Trust girls’ education programme.
Through the project, BEAM Trust will facilitate as well as fund construction of hostels in many community secondary schools across the country.
It aims to counter challenges that girls face due to long distance they cover to access their respective secondary schools across the country and the impact of these challenges to the girls education efforts.
The First Lady disclosed that the Khwalala Girls Hostel will accommodate up to 80 girls “giving them secure accommodation and conducive environment for them to excel in class and become empowered women and make positive contribution to the social and economic development of Malawi.”