First Lady reiterates commitment to Malawi girls education: Meets scouts

The First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika has reiterated her commitment to dedicate her time and effort to ensure that young people especially girls unleash their full potential in life through education.

First Lady meets the scouts

First Lady meets the scouts

A scout with First Lady

A scout with First Lady

Madam Mutharika spoke on Thursday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when she hosted representatives of the Scouts Association of Malawi (SAM).

During the meeting, the association donated 10 cartons containing sweat jerseys to be distributed to needy young people through Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust Malawi on top of conferring on the First Lady an honorary membership of the Association.

“I am always encouraged with organisations like the Scouts Association of Malawi who are helping the country by ensuring that young people including girls stay in school and that is one area that Beam is focusing on quite a lot.

“As BEAM, we want more girls to attain education up to the highest level. We believe that when girls are educated they are empowered economically and mostly they do not fell victim to gender based violence whose cases we here every day. An educated woman easily grasp issues of good waste management therefore issues of taking good care of our surrounding and beautifying our country would be well taken care of,” said Madam Mutharika.

Currently BEAM is sponsoring 130 needy students most of them girls.

On the donation, the First Lady hailed SAM for the donation saying it will go a long way in assisting the underprivileged youth under BEAM’S care.
“We are very grateful for this gesture and we can assure you that these sweat jerseys will go to the intended people who really needs them.

“It is our wish to make Malawi a better place and it is our wish to leave it a better place than we found it,” she said.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Grace Obama Chiumia commended the First Lady for the effort she is putting to assist in the development of young people in the country.

In his remarks, the Executive Director of SAM Stevie Kanene thanked the First Lady for opening the doors of State House to the scouts.

Kanene said his association has a large following and would want to partner with BEAM to ensure a cleaner, safer and beautiful environment.

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