ISBN 9789996098147
Pages 110
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2019
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Fostering Girl Child Education in Malawi

by Cecilia Mzumara

This book outlines the contribution of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (MIC Sisters) towards girl child education in Malawi with particular focus on the establishment, growth and development of Marymount Girls' Secondary School in Mzuzu., from 1963 to 2010. The appraisal by former students of Marymount, reveals the courage of the pioneering Sisters towards the empowerment of fellow women in places where they were sent to evangelize in spite of numerous challenges that they encountered in the process. The history of Marymount shows that education of the girl child provides a viable means to development and improvement of life at family, nation and world level.

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About the Author

Cecilia Mzumara

Cecilia Mzumara (1971) is a religious nun of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (MIC Sisters). She did her primary school at St. Paul's in Mzimba District. She went to Bakhita and Ekwendeni Girls Secondary Schools. She did her training as a primary school teacher at Karonga TTC from 1991 to 1993. She obtained her BA in Education at Catholic University of Malawi in 2011 and her MA in Educational Leadership and Management at Mzuzu University in 2016. She taught at Marymount Catholic School for six years. She is currently Provincial Superior of the MIC Sisters in Malawi and Zambia. 

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