The Chinese Embassy to Malawi has offered 21 million Malawi Kwacha (about 28,900 U.S. dollars) to a Malawi campaign dedicated to the promotion of girls education.
The funding has been injected into Malawi’s “Keep the Girl in School” campaign, which falls under the country’s First Lady Madame Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi (BEAM Trust) initiative, and through the country’s Chinese Ambassador’s Girls Sponsorship.
Speaking at a donating ceremony on Wednesday, Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Wang Shiting said the Chinese government has always attached great importance to the education sector.
“Education carries hundreds of millions of families’ expectations for a better life. Therefore, making sure that every boy or girl receives top education remains a top priority of our government,” he said.
The Chinese Embassy has helped BEAM Trust in a number of areas in education, like the donation of three advanced sanitation trucks, initiating sponsorship of dropout students and erecting structures in some schools.
In her remarks, the Malawi First Lady hailed the Chinese government for the support, saying the sponsorship would offer an opportunity to the Trust to reach out and keep as many girls as possible in school.
She went on to commended the Chinese government for its support and investment in the education of the Malawian girl child, saying educating girls was a powerful tool breaking the country’s poverty circle through women empowerment with reflections on reduced cases of gender based violence.
BEAM is providing education bursaries to over 1,000 needy girls in a number of Community Day Secondary Schools across the country. Enditem