Help End Child Marriages - Keep Girls In School

by People Serving Girls At Risk
Help End Child Marriages - Keep Girls In School
Help End Child Marriages - Keep Girls In School
Help End Child Marriages - Keep Girls In School
Help End Child Marriages - Keep Girls In School
Help End Child Marriages - Keep Girls In School
Help End Child Marriages - Keep Girls In School

Summary

Malawi is one of the countries worst affected by child marriages, with 50% of girls aged 18 years married or living in a union. Many are having to drop out of school to get married, thereby increasing the poverty cycle. Child marriage is a form of exploitation and violation of child rights, a disservice to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Challenge

Child marriage is a multi-dimensional problem. Firstly, many parents and guardians do not appreciate educating their girl child. Many would rather educate the boy over a girl, as it is believed the girl will get married. And to run away from responsibilities, many parents and guardians force their children especially girls into early marriage. On the other hand, culture is also perpetuating child marriage. Studies place Malawi on 3rd position in the world on child marriage

Solution

PSGR plans to directly reach out to girls who are in dire need of social support and at risk of dropping out of school due to lack of social support. This includes, giving them note books, reading books, school bags, school uniform, school schools, paying for boarding fees and other needs. There are some deserving students but are pulled into early marriage because they cannot afford these needs. We also plan to meet traditional chiefs and community leaders to repeal negative cultural practices

Long-Term Impact

By undertaking the project, we expect to reduce poverty levels in years to come. By keeping girls in school, we prevent them from getting early and unwanted pregnancies. Another milestone is that early marriage predispose girls to getting HIV and other STIs. By keeping them in school we help to reduce HIV prevalence rates

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

People Serving Girls At Risk

Location: Blantyre, South - Malawi
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Twitter: @PSGRBlantyre
People Serving Girls At Risk
Caleb Ng'ombo
Project Leader:
Caleb Ng'ombo
Blantyre, South Malawi

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