To promote a learning friendly and safe environment for girls , Shaping Our Future Foundation (SOFF) constructed an eighty-bed capacity hostel at Katowo Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) , with funding of Mk95,728,875 ($116,035) from Embassy of Japan.Katowo CDSS is in Rumphi district, and is considered as a hard-to-reach area
Junior repeated standard 8 for 5 years. During all these years he was selected to different secondary schools, but he could not go because of school fees.Shaping Our Future Foundation (SOFF) through the secondary school scholarships came to his rescue and now supports him with full a scholarship.
Her Excellency Madame Monica Chakwera is the First Lady of the Republic of Malawi and an Ambassador for Ending Child Marriages. Her life story presented in this film, which has also been published as a booklet for children, is relatable to most girls in Malawi, and due to various challenges that compromise girls’ access to education.
Alinafe’s future could not be ascertained as she struggled to pay school fees in secondary school, ending up marrying at an early age. But, this was not the end of her future. Learn more about how Her Excellency Madam Monica Chakwera, intervened to champion re-admission of Alinafe in school, following a rescue from child marriage.
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