Meet a young woman from Malawi who overcame all odds to complete her secondary education and progress to university. After graduating with a distinction from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) Enelesi was appointed as Associate Lecturer there. She actively encourages other young women from marginalized backgrounds to pursue higher education.
Guests at the ceremony included the Hon. Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima M.P., Deputy Minister of Education, who joined us alongside her colleagues, the Scholars and their families, representatives from universities, and national media outlets.
Attendees were overjoyed at the success of the young women. Their progress through education is remarkable in a context where only 14% of girls nationally complete upper secondary school, falling to just 2% in the most marginalized communities.
Speakers at the event highlighted the importance of the holistic package of support that the Scholars receive to ensure that they can continue their education, thrive, and transition into their chosen career pathways.
Scholars who had performed particularly well in their examinations received awards in recognition of their achievements.