Archive for December, 2019

Wishing Everyone a Peaceful Xmas and a Better New Year

December 18th, 2019

Wishing Everyone a Peaceful Xmas

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Releasing True Girl Power

December 9th, 2019

Investing in Girls’ Education - a report

This World Bank report is a year old, but the lessons are still the same. Keeping girls in school brings benefits far beyond the intrinsic value of education.

- In Malawi, nearly four in 10 girls marry before the age of 18, and three in 10 girls have their first child before the age of 18.

- Early marriage and childbearing before age 18 and the resultant population growth are negatively impacting Malawi’s development

- Ending child marriage could generate half a billion dollars annually for Malawi in the next decade

Educating girls, ending child marriage, and preventing early childbearing are all essential to ensure that girls have agency, not only as future wives and mothers, but also as productive citizens in a wide range of roles. These are also enablers for countries to achieve their full development potential, which requires the full participation of all citizens to the degree to which they are capable. This is why the Tuesday Trust has always had a particular focus on trying to encourage and support girls in rural Malawi to stay in education as long as they possibly can. It’s empowering and game-changing.

World Bank Malawi Economic Monitor

The full report can be downloaded here from the Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) which provides an analysis of economic and structural development issues in Malawi.