First Lady opens girls’ hostel at Chisenga CDSS constructed by Beautify Malawi

First Lady  Gertrude Mutharika, on Wednesday, officially handed over a 160 capacity girls’ hostel at Chisenga Community Day Secondary (CDSS) in Chitipa.

Minister of Education Bright Msaka briefing First Lady at the school

First Lady opens the girls hotels

Outside view of the newly constructed girls hostel at Chisenga Community Secondary School

Martha Nyondo gives a speech on behalf of students

First Lady cheers the girl students in their new hostels

The hostel has been constructed by the Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust.

Speaking during the official opening of the hostel, the First Lady described the handover of the hostel to girls at Chisenga CDSS in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwenewenya and surounding areas as a dream come true.

She said it was worrisome to note that no girl child from Chisenga in the district has ever been selected to a university due to long distances to and from school a situation which she said makes it hard for the girls to concentrate on their academic studies.

“It pained me when I visited Chisenga CDSS to learn that due to long distance, most of the girls were dropping out of school and others were getting married at a tender age, as a result, no girl child from the school was selected to a university, hence the construction of this hostel.

‘‘I am therefore satisfied today to hand over a hostel to the community in Chisenga, which I believe will help improve girls’ access to education,’’ said Madam Mutharika.

She added that through BEAM it is her wish to see that girls from both rural and urban areas in the country are given equal opportunity to excel in education up to tertiary level.

“I have received reports that some girls are raped on their way to school including those who were putting up in rented houses on self-boarding basis.

“As such through BEAM, we thought it is our responsibility to support government by constructing girls’ hostels in CDSSs to address the situation,” said Mutharika.

She then made a donation of mattresses, blankets, water buckets and other materials to the school.

Earlier, chairperson of the Board of Trustees for BEAM, Dingiswayo Jere said BEAM has constructed a total of eight hostels across Malawi.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Bright Msaka Sc, received the hostel on behalf of the people of Chisenga in Chitipa and the Ministry.

Msaka announced that Chisenga CDSS which currently has an enrollment of 304 students would be developed into a conventional secondary school and will therefore be provided with a science laboratory, library and a boys’ hostel.

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WINA RUMPHI
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This look sub-standard to me.Kamuzu never build such cheap things. If we want to build I will advise government to start using Kamuzu academy as a our standard.

Lundu
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Lundu

I agree, look at the beds eish

yaya
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yaya

Great for the promotion of girl education. Our women deserve better and THANKS to the first lady.

Nankubwa
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Nankubwa

Koma kunja kuno kuli ma interchange, misewu yolukanalukana, koma president samapitako kukatsegulira, koma inu ka nyumba kenikenika mpaka mkazi wa president kupitako…ndi midzi ingati imene mwadutsa kuti mukafike kumeneko?Ndi tsoka lanji limene Malawi inakumana nalo?

Nox
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Nox

Koma galu iwe.president wanu muluzi amatsegulila ma toilet.iwe unali kuti

gloria
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gloria

lets just appreciate to what the first lady has done
God bless you our first lady

Gwemula
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Gwemula

Dzana mbuye wakoyo sanakatsegulile ma toilet pasukulu inayake???nthawi ya che Muluzi ndalama zinali mwa anthu osati zalerozi zoti ndalama angopanilira achina midnight 6 basi!! nthawi yino ndiya season ya alimi koma zingokhala ngati tili mujanuwale kkkkkkk

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