The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) on Thursday launched Connect-To-Learn (CTL) scholarship programme for 50 girls during a function held at St Anthony Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Zomba.
MVP education coordinator Edwin Zawanda said the scholarship will benefit 35 girls from St Anthony CDSS and 15 girls from Mayera CDSS which fall under MVP Mwandama Cluster.
He said the programme aims at encouraging secondary education through scholarships.
Said Zawanda: â€œCTL scholarships will cover direct and indirect costs up to a maximum of $600 per scholar per academic year, including school-related expenses, scholar well-being expenses and housing/living expenses for boarders.
â€œIt is strongly preferred that girl scholars be enrolled in schools with supervised boarding facilities. CTL is a global education initiative of the Earth Institute, Ericsson and Millennium Promise that provides scholarships on girls and leverages information and communication technology.â€
South East Education Division manager McGregory Alufandika hailed MVP for the scholarship initiative.
Â â€œWhat MVP is doing is complementing governmentâ€™s efforts in ensuring quality delivery of education services in Malawi. They are supporting the schools in establishing Internet connectivity on computers to provide access to libraries, information sources, quality learning materials and experiences,â€ he said.