YONECO joined community members and stakeholders during a district commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child that was held at Utale Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkaya in Balaka.
The event brought together community members, government officials, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), as well as traditional and religious leaders.
International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) is global commemoration which falls on 11 October every year. Girls continuously face a number of challenges pertaining to their rights, physical health, education, and mental wellbeing. Thus, the Day focuses on empowering the girl child and bringing attention on the need to address the challenges which girls face globally.
The theme for this year’s IDGC commemoration was ‘Our Time is Now, Our Right, Our Future.’
Among others, the event was graced by the presence of the District Commissioner (DC) for Balaka, Ward Counsellors and Balaka District Education Manager