Miss Malawi 2017 Cecilia Khofi on Tuesday made her first public appearance at Jacaranda School for Orphans in Blantyre since being ushered into office.
The beauty queen said she thought it wise to visit Jacaranda School for Orphans because she stays nearby but also has been impressed with what the school was doing.
“This is my first public appearance since I was crowned the 2017 Miss Malawi. I am very excited to be here. I would like to salute the management of the school for the good work it is doing in giving orphans a chance to attain better quality education,” she said.
Khofi said her visit to Jacaranda School for Orphans also underlines her seriousness in making her office busy.
“I intend to do more and I want to make sure that the Miss Malawi 2017 office gets busy and achieves a lot. One of the areas I want to help in curbing is overpopulation. We are overpopulated and this is due to among others teenage pregnancies,” said the queen.
She observed that teenage pregnancies comes in because of child marriages as most of the girls are forced to drop out of school due to among others long distances.
“So as Miss Malawi I want to make sure that more girls go to school and attain better education. I will do that by playing as a role model. I want to inspire more girls to go higher with their studies,” said the 23- year old queen.
The University of Malawi graduate, who is currently working for the Ministry of Health, Blantyre District Office also took time off during her visit to take photographs with the students with a condition that they would work hard in their studies.
Her visit to the school also coincided with the visit of art students from Otis School of Art and Design from United States of America and doctors from Hungary.
Khofi hailed the doctors from Hungary for their visit to Malawi and also conducting operations at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.
Khofi also said she intends to visit several other schools across the country with funds permitting to inspire girls.
As the 2017 Miss Malawi, Khofi among others walked away with a car which she used on her visit to the school.
The queen also said she will work hand in hand with her princesses 21-year old Nthanda Manduwi, a Bachelor of Social Science graduate from the University of Malawi, who was the first princess and second princess 23-year old Yvonne Kamanga, a graduate from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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