Joyce Banda attends education summit in US: Urges world to keep girls in school

Malawi former president Joyce Banda on Tuesday attended a high level meeting on “A world at School: Global Business Coalition for Education” organized by former Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Global Leaders Forum for Education in New York, US.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Brown is UN’s Special Envoy for Education.

Former UK Prime Minister  Gordon Brown, UN special Envoy on Global education & Development Partners with President Joyce Banda after their meeting  in New York.-File Photo

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, UN special Envoy on Global education & Development Partners with President Joyce Banda after their meeting in New York.-File Photo

Malawi ex-president Banda with delegates at the education summit in New York

Malawi ex-president Banda with delegates at the education summit in New York

Malawi’s former leader called for a holistic approach in addressing education especially girls’ education.

Banda argued that there is a “stubborn link” between girls’ education and maternal health, nutrition and population growth and therefore called upon global leaders to increase support in keeping girls in school longer to finish secondary and tertiary education.

In his address, Brown  said the panel discussion is to re-energise the Millennium Development Goal 2 commitment – to get every child into school by the end of 2015.

Brown said there had been great progress at first but that has stalled in the past three years.

“We now face the prospect of there still being more than 50 million – and possibly as many as 60 million – children who are not at school by end of 2015.”

Global Business Coalition for Education launched in 2012, has grown to become the single forum connecting business to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth through education.

Its members believe their core business assets, social responsibility and philanthropy – when used in collaboration with government and other stakeholders – can be a powerful tool to expand education for all.

Meanwhile, at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, a communiqué signed by the African first ladies has emphasised the need for development partners to increase investment in adolescent girls’ health in Africa.

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Chikumbutso Msiska
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Keep It Up, Amayi Dzabwino Dzilitsogolo, God Is See What You Are Doing To Malawians.

opportunist
Guest

JB ndi deal .Face to face with Gordon Brown and other important guests mixing and fixing.

VYOTO
Guest
KEEP IT UP MADAM JOYCE BANDA WITH YOUR VALUABLE BRAND THAT HAS BENEFITED MANY MALAWIAN GIRLS BEFORE AS WELL AS AFTER YOUR PRESIDENCY.THE WORKS OF JOYCE BANDA FOUNDATION IS A CLEAR TESTIMONY, COMPARED WITH PETER MUTHALIKA, TODAY HE CAN ONLY POINT AT MALAWI HOUSING HOUSES THAT WERE BOUGHT AT QUESTIONABLE REDUCED PRICES AND JUST LIKE HIS BROTHER BEFORE HIM PETER WILL OBVIOUSLY USE HIS PRESIDENTIAL INFLUENCE TO ACCUMULATE PERSONAL WEALTH WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. FORMER PRESIDENTS AROUND THE WORLD REMAIN RELEVANT AFTER LEAVING STATE HOUSE HENCE THESE INITIATIVES BY JOYCE BANDA ARE VERY WELCOME TO ALL GOOD THINKING… Read more »
vigour
Guest

Maiwatu ndi amakani koma chilipo chimene amadalira.

hbm
Guest

Koma Joy, ndipake ena sakugona nawe tulo, kkkkkkk. Kaya zanu izo. Munawina zisankho concetrate on running the country not running after the former first citizen, hahahaha

Phirilamatiya
Guest

Formerleaders are assets for a country. Lets use them. Learning its a continous processes.

Shyness
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Sapitwa kakulanye
Guest

Malawians, don’t expose ignorance here. Former heads of state contribute to development of their countries and the global where applicable. It is only in Malawi where this is news. Don’t mix the struggle for power between DPP and PP. It is known that supporters from the two sides are fond of writing bad of the other and exposing ignorance on certain issues. Please, wait 2019 and people will know who is good, intelligent and loved.

Mashino amingi
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Joyce, Congratulations. You are the person. My president.

chris john sakala
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JB still deserves respect from outside and within Malawi.Give her a hand for what she did after the late……………..

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