PAF’s Programme Officer, Mrs Janet Nyoni recently visited some of the community schools in Namayani, Chibombo district and held meetings with School and Community mentors about the Girl Action Forum (GAF), the Re-entry Policy and how it can become operational through awareness raising and community sensitization on the existence of the Policy in Schools.
To also learn and share information about GAF (its challenges and successes), meet up with the girls from the GAF and later conduct focus group discussions with their parents,guardians and other community members on the disadvantages of early and child marriage.
Namayani community of Chibombo district is one of the most affected areas as regards to teenage pregnancy and early marriages.
The discussion also provided information on the importance of girl child education how to support girls who fell pregnant but want to continue with their education after giving birth. See some of the girls talked to who want to go back to school.