Good Deeds Day is a global day that unites people from 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.
CISE Malawi will celebrate 2019 Good Deeds Day by brightening the day of young mothers who returned back to schools with Goodie Bags packed with items to make them smile and motivate them to stay in schools. This will contribute to realization of Sustainable Development Goal number 4 promoting inclusive and quality education.
This event is scheduled to take place at Mchinji Boma on 29 March 2020
CISE Malawi is a registered local non-governmental organization which protects and defends the rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged population through rights awareness, capacity building, mediation and provision of social and economic services in Malawi.
The organisation was established in May, 2012 and is registered with the Malawi Government through the office of Registrar General, Council for Non-Governmental Organization (CONGOMA) and NGO Board of Malawi.
It is the current Chair of Good Deeds Day Malawi a network of over 40 member organizations that participate in Good Deeds Day activities across Malawi.
CISE Malawi has been implementing “Civic Engagement to keep girls in safe schools” This project is aimed at enhancing dialogue between communities, service providers and duty bearers in education through utilizing a social accountability approach (Citizen Voice and Action) to keep girls in school rather than marrying them off for dowry.
The persistent cultural belief that girls who have given birth are adults and have no place in a classroom, discourage girls who drop out of school due to pregnancy never to return back to school.
Malawi introduced Readmission Policy in 1993 for teenage mothers as a way of ensuring more girls finish their education, but implementation has been lax.
Girls are often disadvantaged because many communities prioritize boys’ education. Menstruating girls skip lessons because of lack of proper toilets in schools and sanitary towels.
Gradually, communities, service providers and duty bearers in education are becoming responsive to girls education.
Since the project started in June 2016, more than 300 girls have gone back to school in two education zones in Mchinji district.
“If I had decided to get married, I guess life would have been unbearable, I hadn’t totally lost hope in securing an education to save my family from poverty” Agness Joseph one of project beneficiaries said.
- US$10 can buy pens for 50 girls
- US$25 can buy exercise books for 50 girls,
- US$50 can buy school uniform for 13 girls,
- US$100 can buy soap for 100 girls,
- US$250 can buy sanitary towel for 300 girls,
- US$500 can support 300 girls with upkeep to stay in schools.
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