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GCWF DONATES SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS TO MATUWA PRIMARY SCHOOL

By Hamungala Blessed Richard Junior

14th April, 2022
Siavonga, Southern Province

The Girl Child Welfare Foundation (GCWF) a newly formed Non-Governmental Organisation has donated some Scholastic materials to ten (10) needy pupils at Matuwa Primary school in Siavonga district of Southern province.

GCWF Foundation Director MUKUNDA MOOTE explained that the donation of uniforms to ten girls was part of his organisation’s programme to support the vulnerable girl children in the learning institutions.

MR. MOOTE said the formation of his organisation was as a result of lacking awareness among school girls on the importance of education for girls in the district.

He urged the pupils to take study seriously and appealed to the teachers to monitor and support them.

” Also because of the high rate of school drop-outs, especially girls, lack of education awareness about early pregnancies and forced marriage among girls, high levels of poverty in the communities and the spread of COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

Mr. MOOTE was speaking during the official launch of the Girl Child Welfare Foundation (GCWF) which was held at Matuwa primary school yesterday (13th April, 2022), when he made the donation.

Speaking at the same event, Siavonga District Commissioner JEOFREY JAKOPO commended the Girl Child Welfare Foundation Board of Directors for supplementing the government’s efforts in ensuring adequate education support to a girl child in a bid to complete her education.

Mr. JAKOPO has since called upon the law enforcement agencies in Siavonga to bring to book the perpetrators of early marriages and teenage pregnancies adding that they should be given stiff punishment.

The district commissioner said this as Guest of honor in his speech delivered on his behalf by Siavonga deputy council secretary CHOOLWE MAUNGA.

In attendance was His Royal Highness Chief SIMAMBA among other dignitaries.

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