First Lady urges Comesa to invest in girl child education: To create an …

In Child Education | on April, 01, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

News from Nyasa Times:

Malawi First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has called on COMESA member countries to put a lot of resources in supporting girl child education for the region to achieve meaningful women economic empowerment and achieve sustainable industrial development.

First Lady Mutharika delivering her statement

Madam Mutharika was speaking on Monday when she addressed the 8thCOMESA First Ladies Roundtable Meeting held as part of the 18thCOMESA heads of state and government summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The theme for the meeting was “Economic Empowerment of Women: Key to Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development”

In her address Madam Mutharika said there is need to let the door of learning open the over-riding importance of women’s education, the foundation upon which everything else must be built.

“If we think of life as a long race, it is education that provides the training, the nourishment, and the support. Without good quality education, you walk up to the starting line with a severe disadvantage.

“It is against this background that there is a gre……………. continues on Nyasa Times

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News from Albany Times Union:

I couldn’t disagree more with the recent letter to the editor “Accountability needed for schools in Albany,” March 15.

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, has chosen to support students, teachers and parents as they try to navigate the difficulties of educating our children. The writer of this letter assumes that educating a child simply takes place in a room within a school.

In today’s society, more than ever, education involves not only the kind of teaching that happens in classrooms but the kind that happens in the home. Lest your readers forget, Assemblywoman Fahy has a child who recently graduated from the Albany public schools and has another child currently attending one of them. If ever there was a desire to turn things around, the mother of those children would certainly choose to do all she can to make a difference for those schools.

As a teacher for 40 years, I could……………. continues on Albany Times Union

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