Maureen Mwanawasa beneficiary excels in school
A graduate from the Copperbelt University whose secondary school education was sponsored by former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa has appealed to the government and other well-wishers to consider sponsoring vulnerable children who have the potential to excel.
Mable Mulilo of Jim compound said that vulnerable youths have a potential to contribute to national development once they receive the support from government and other well wishers.She was speaking in a walk in interview with ZANIS in Chipata today.
Mulilo stated that she was privileged to have been sponsored by former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa who sponsored ten youths from St Teresa Secondary School in Kasama Northern Province from grade eight to twelve.She said that the former first lady’s sponsorship enabled her go to Copperbelt University which she said would not have been possible as she had been a vulnerable child.
She advised the youth not succumb to peer pressure but work hard to better their living conditions by obtaining best results in education.
She has since appealed to Forum for Women Educationists in Zambia (FAWEZA) to establish their organization in rural schools to assist young girls overcome peer pressure.
She stated that there was need to encourage the formation of clubs in schools under FAWEZA which she believed was helpful to her to complete her education.