Go Fund A Girl Child secures office equipment

United Nations (UN) Women with support from the Embassy of Iceland on Monday handed over computer equipment, an HD camera and stationery to a Mangochi based youth-led organization, Go Fund A Girl Child to improve efficiency in the documentation of project activities.

The equipment comprises a Lenovo laptop, hp desktop computer set, EPSON printer, Canon HD camera and 20 reams of paper.

UN Women Country Representative, Clara Anyangwe said the donation was made to appreciate the work the youth-led organization does in fighting for girls' rights apart from dealing with gender-based violence.

Anyangwe disclosed that the UN Women will also assist the Go Fund A Girl Child with office equipment to build its work capacity.

Since 2020, the Mangochi youth organization has been implementing activities in the areas of education, sexual and reproductive health rights, gender among others in ten traditional Authorities in Mangochi.

In her remarks, Deputy Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Aisha Mambo hailed the UN Women and the Embassy of Iceland for the support, saying the donated items will improve the efficiency of the youth organization as it continues to implement various community-level activities.

“When I introduced Go Fund A Girl Child to the UN Women, l did not know that the working relationship will grow to this level,” Mambo who is a Member of Mangochi Nkungulu said, advising the youth organization to make good use of the donated equipment to ensure efficiency in the project documentation.

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Chavula - Go Fund A Girl Child Director. Pic Maxwell Kudzala (Mana)

Mambo also expressed gratitude over women empowerment and leadership as was the case with the Go Fund A Girl Child which she said was a model to the youth in the country.

Go Fund A Girl Child Executive Director, Prudence Chavula also expressed satisfaction over UN Women and Embassy of Iceland’s support, saying the equipment will improve efficiency in the project documentation.

“As an organization that implements interventions at the community level, we’re grateful for the support and this will help as far as documentation of our work is concerned,” Chavula said. Go Fund A Girl Child is currently implementing an advocacy project called Not Under My Watch on girls' rights in Mangochi.