Most girls in the country face a lot of obstacles in their quest to pursuing education. –
Abuses including gender-based violence hinder girls to complete school. In most communities, girls are forced into early marriage.
The situation is the same for girls from Traditional Authority Kameme in Chitipa District. One of the girls who went into early marriage is Vinjeru Chinongo, 18. Chinongo is from Donda I Village in the area and she is in Form Four at
Kameme Community Day Secondary School (CDSS).
The girl says she gave hope of ever going back to school owing to the prolonged holiday due to Covid-19 pandemic.
So, she resolved to just get married. However, Kameme youth forum matron Angella Nyekanyeka was not
pleased with the development