Funding partnership delivers a lifeline for girls’ education in Malawi

Blacboard and chalkWith UNESCO reporting that only 57 per cent of girls in Malawi complete primary school, change is needed to encourage more pupils to stay and continue their education.

Many girls drop out of school early to get married, but it is hoped that a partnership between Dubai Cares and the locally-based Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation will mean improvements for around 11,000 students.

With funds to provide better teachers, classrooms and resources, it is hoped that pupils will be encouraged to stay on at school.

The chief executive of Dubai Cares, Tariq Al Gurg, said that the project’s main aim was to combat gender-related discrimination in education.

According to The National, he said: “Through this programme, we hope to assist the government of Malawi, which has made enormous strides in improving the lives and education of the country’s young boys and girls.”

Read more here from The National

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