Her Excellency Madame Monica Chakwera’s story presented in this film, has also been published as a booklet for children. It is relatable to the experiences of most girls in rural Malawi, and reinforces hope, passion, collaboration and determination to address challenges that compromise girls’ access to education.
“My (Alinafe’s) future was doomed when I got married at the age of 14 years. My family struggled to pay for my school fees, and the only option was to get married”. But, this was not the end of Alinafe’s future. Learn more about Her Excellency Madam Monica Chakwera’s interventions in championing re-admission of Alinafe in school.
Girls in hard-to reach community day secondary school face multiple challenges to access education. Her Excellency Madam Monica Chakwera through Shaping Our Future Foundation (SOFF) constructed an eighty-bed capacity hostel at Katowo Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) , with funding from Embassy of Japan.
Junior repeated standard 8 for 5 years. During all these years he was selected to different secondary schools, but he failed to go because he lacked school fees.Her Excellency Madam Monica Chakwera through Shaping Our Future Foundation (SOFF) came to his rescue and now supports him with a full scholarship for secondary school education.