Norway Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg will visit Malawi from 1 to 2 July to among others launch a girls’ education programme that will be implemented jointly by 3 UN Agencies; UNICEF, UNFPA and WFP.
The three agencies have teamed up to a girls’ education programme aimed at encouraging more girls attain quality education, according to Kusali Kubwalo, Unicef Communications Officer.
“The project, “Improving Access and Quality of Education for Girls in Malawi” is a three-year joint programme that will provide a range of interventions to address key known threats to girls’ education which are poor food and nutrition,” Kubwalo, in brief statement on Thursday adding the programme will also help address inadequate protection, poor quality schooling and violations of girls’ sexual and reproductive rights.
Funded by the Kingdom of Norway, it will be implemented initially in schools in Dedza and Salima districts in central Malawi and Mangochi district in southern Malawi.
The programme will be launched in Dedza.
Solberg will be accompanied to the launch site by Malawi’s Minister of Education Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, UN Assistant Secretary-General Thomas Gass and members of the Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group.