Caritas Italiana - Vatican
In brief the girls in Malawi face early and forced marriages from the age of 6 years or even earlier through betrothrow. 5% of children are married before the age of 18 years. There is acute poverty high illiteracy levels early pregnancy lack of knowledge and skills to say no without feeling guilty. School drop out currently standing at almost 90% by tertiary education among others. The negative cultural practices agravate the situation.
Vatican - Girls school project with First Lady of Malawi, Gertrude Mutharika
Construction of a catholic girls hostel for 180 beds in Archdiocese Lilongwe, Malawi, to protect young girls and give them safety and education under the archdiocese under archbishop Tarsizio Ziyaye. This will prevent school dropout, early marriage, violence, violence to abuse and discrimination.