Young gospel singer Miracle Chinga has advised vulnerable girls in Mulanje district to keep their eyes on the prize that comes after attaining education if they are to live happy lives in the future.
She was speaking during a graduation ceremony of 51 girls from a week long girls’ arts empowerment camp organized by Othakarhaka Charity Foundation.
Addressing the girls, Chinga who was a guest artist at the event said while arts and talents may become ways of succeeding in life, education remains the key element that builds it all together.
“You may have talents and be good at them, but without education you will always find it hard to breakthrough because there will be something lacking within you, so work hard on your education and your talent will flourish,” she said.
Sharing her own life-story, Chinga said while she is doing music she is schooling and conducting a business on top of her talent just to make sure that everything remains intact.
He said that, “I am an artist that has fans and my life is something I can celebrate, however I am still schooling because I know that school is very important in everything, be it an in-born talent or a learned skill.”
One of the girls that took part in the 2019 Arts Empowerment Camp is Zikomo Kamwana, a Form Four student at Chambe Secondary School and she said Chinga’s career talk was powerful.
Kamwana who happens to be an aspiring music girl said through the three Girls’ Arts Empowerment Camps that she had attended she had learnt the power of music in building a person’s self-confidence.
“Through music we speak and in speaking we can uplift other people’s lives, we can advise against wrongdoing, but most importantly we can encourage each other or get encouraged in everyday lives,” she added.
During the event, Chinga performed some of her hit songs (including the famous Ndili phee) to a crowd of school girls that sang along.
The Girls’ Arts Empowerment Camp initiative championed by Othakarhaka Charity Foundation was mothered by two daughters of Othakarhaka’s Funder Hilary and Gillien Thomas.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :