Over 1, 000 vulnerable girls in Mungwi District are to benefit from the Keeping Girls in School programme under the Girl Education and Women Empowerment Livelihood (GEWEL) initiative, it has been learnt.

ZANIS reports that Acting Mungwi District Community Development Officer Sandra Sinkamba disclosed this in an interview in Mungwi District today.

Ms. Sinkamba revealed that the 1,245 girls who have been selected in the district will begin receiving school sponsorship effective January, 2017.

 Ms. Sinkamba disclosed the development during the District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) meeting held at the council guest house.

The Keeping Girls in School programme is aimed at helping girls from vulnerable homes to complete their secondary school education.

The  beneficiaries have been drawn from households that are currently receiving the social cash transfer fund.

And Ms Sinkamba says her office has started identifying women to benefit from the empowerment fund under Women Empowerment Livelihood programme.

She said the women are being selected from registered women clubs and will undergo training in income generating activities before receiving the said funds.

Both the Girl Education and Women Empowerment Livelihood GEWEL programme funded by the World Bank is being implemented by the ministries of Gender, Education, Community Development and Social Welfare.  

The programme is currently in 16 districts countrywide while Mungwi and Chilubi districts are the first beneficiaries in Northern Province.

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    • This programme is currently in 16 districts countrywide while mungwi and chilubi are the first beneficiaries,Correct position is this programme is only in mungwi and chilubi because our idea is to give education advantage to northerners at the expense all other regions,remember you guys were saying the same on roads that others should wait for the next phase you ended up working on roads that lead to nowhere in the meantime economic roads like solwezi are not worked on and all the money is looted.Your tribalism will kill this country.

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  1. Yaa we still have a good number of gals vulnerable out their in schools. Apart from that personally I didn’t like the selection process. We were jst given the names at our school minus consulting us teachers. Gud luck to all on the list.

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  2. On this one , I applaud the government, only one policy seems to impress even me who I is a critic of PF government.

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  3. WHY ONLY CHOOSE GIRLS? ALSO WHY START IN NORTHERN PROVINCE WHY NOT SOUTHERN PROVINCE WHERE WE HAVE MANY UPND SYMPATHISERS?

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    • southerner should go to HH after even if the dont vote for PF it can still win without there support

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  4. This is a good move, ba Sandra Sinkamba.

    It is said “Educate a boy, you educate an individual, educate a girl, you educate a nation”

    Now, having said that, please don’t ignore umu guys completely because we will end up with bad Dads and wonder they came from.

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  5. What about the boys from vulnerable and poverty stricken families? A man is a provider and as such, deserves a chance for better education instead of just girls and women empowerment alone. Even men have the right to empowerment.

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