Malawi’s children multi-dimensionally deprived – need for proper targeting to achieve equity
A second chance for girls struggling in class
Dorothy, 13, is back in school after dropping out for 3 months. Ironically, the reason she dropped out was because she was falling behind in class and simply gave up. “I couldn’t read,” she says, adding, “The teacher would make us do reading exercises in class and it was very embarrassing for me to read out loud because I didn’t know most of the words.”
What we do
UNICEF has been operating in Malawi since 1987. The current UNICEF/ Government of Malawi Country Programme of Cooperation aims to support national efforts to progressively realise the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development, protection and participation.