África/Malawi/ 26 de Septiembre de 2016/ Allafrica
Resumen: La primera dama de Malawi, señora: Gertrude Mutharika, dijo el lunes que: «estaba comprometido a ayudar a la niña a superar los obstáculos en la búsqueda de su educación . Señora Mutharika dijo que » los predicamentos de las niñas me hacen sentir más comprometidos a trabajar sin descanso en apoyo de su causa».
The First Lady, Madam Gertrude Mutharika on Monday said she was committed to helping the girl child overcome obstacles in pursuit of her education.
Madam Mutharika said «the predicaments of girls make me feel more committed to work tirelessly in support of their cause.»
Madam Mutharika was speaking at a meeting on ‘Let the girl child learn initiative’ on the sidelines of 71sst Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA.
The initiative is a US government-wide initiative launched by the President and First Lady that seeks to help the more than 6.2 million girls around the world who are not in school–half of whom are adolescent–go and stay in school.
The meeting’s attendees included the US First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Madam Mutharika in her speech said as the child grows older, the harder it becomes for her to get educated.
«She may be forced to marry, overburdened by household work and taking motherhood roles before her time,» she said.
«The Trust is championing the ‘bring a girl back to school’ campaign. An educated girl will be able to take care of the environment and make informed choices in life,» she said.
Madam Mutharika said needy girls who dropped out of school were being sponsored and those who got married before the age of 18 whose marriages had been nullified were being readmitted to school.
«In recognition of these challenges, the government of Malawi launched the National Education Girls Strategy in May 2014,» she said.
Madam Mutharika said the strategy aimed at advancing girls’ education and tackling barriers that girls face in terms of their participation and access to education.
«Adolescent girls are the most vulnerable unless they are empowered to realize their potential which is hindered by poverty, early marriages, early pregnancies and harmful cultural practices,» she said.
In her speech, Mrs Obama gave an account of her how she grew up. She said her parents did not have a college education, yet they managed to give her the best education she could get up to university.
Mrs Obama called on First Ladies to use their power to help girls worldwide to fulfill their aspirtaions.
During the function, three girls from Malawi, Jordan and Pakistan narrated the difficulties they experienced in pursuing their education.
When Malawi’s Halima Robert, 17, told her story of how she abandoned her marriage to return to school, she received a standing ovation.
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