A local organisation, Peace Halfway House Organisation (PHHO), has urged the youth in Traditional Authority Maseya in Chikwawa to work hard in school.
Project Coordinator for the organisation Jackson Kadamao said this at Nchalo trading centre after awarding scholarships to 25 needy students.
Kadamao said his organisation is encouraging young girls’ education through offering them scholarships, food stuff, groceries, writing materials and accommodation so that they stay in school.
“We want to empower the young girls with decent education, after noting that there is high school dropout and early marriages due to poverty. Our aim is to change lives of young girls and make them become role models in their communities,” he said.
Kadamao disclosed that plans are at the final stage for the organisation to construct a multimillion kwacha academy in the district to reach out to rural girls.
He said once the construction of the academy is completed, the board will start processing or awarding school bursaries to the needy and vulnerable children in the surrounding area.
He, however, advised parents to counsel their daughters to pursue education so that they become responsible citizens.
The Peace Halfway House is a Christian organisation. It was founded in 2006 with an aim of supporting needy and vulnerable children.
It also has an orphan care centre at Nchalo trading centre.
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