Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Jean Muonaowauza Sendeza, on Monday hosted Plan International Senior Leadership Team held bilateral working relationship between Plan International and the Government of Malawi at the Malawi Missions Office in New York.
The talks took place on the sidelines of the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in the United States of America (USA).
During the meeting, Sendeza applauded Plan International for all the projects and interventions it is implementing in Malawi, especially in the education and health sectors among the school going adolescent girls.
“It is thrilling to note that Plan International is implementing its projects in 14 of the 28 districts across the country. Plan is amplifying girls’ voice in policy and strategic formulation, and strengthening capacity of service providers and local stakeholders among many intervention areas,” she said.
Sendeza said the interventions by Plan International is implementing are creating a conducive environment for girls education in the country.
She, however, pleaded with the organization to focus on economic empowerment of women so that they may be able to sustain and retain the girls in schools to achieve their goals.
“As government, we look forward to more engagements with Plan International,” said Sendeza.