Monthly Nkhani (News)
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AGE Africa kicked off 2022 with a January filled with joy and celebration. Scholars at our eight public boarding schools began the new school year, ready to learn and thrive.

Creating Healthy Approaches to Success (CHATS) girls' clubs also resumed in person at our partner boarding schools. At Mulanje Secondary School, all 64 girls in form one registered to participate in the CHATS program, making a total of 126 participants enrolled across all grade levels.

Meanwhile, we continue to record and broadcast Let's CHATS Radio programming nationwide.

Zikomo kwambiri (thank you) from the warm heart of Africa, for helping us continue to make a long-term impact in the lives of talented and deserving young women in Malawi.
Photo: AGE Africa scholars at Mulanje Secondary School celebrate the beginning of the new school year.
Featured Scholar -
Cellina Simenti
Cellina Simenti is a post-secondary AGE Africa scholar pursuing a five-year degree in Quantity Surveying at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS). Cellina lost both her parents while in primary school and grew up in a child-headed household. 

Cellina's courses involve math, economics, and engineering and require high-tech software and applications. "Despite quantity surveying being a male-dominated field in Malawi, I have not moved an inch," she states. 

"I am grateful to AGE Africa for not only sponsoring my studies from secondary school up until the present but for also giving me a laptop, which has helped make learning easy."
CHATS Radio Update
This January, AGE Africa CHATS members from Thuchila Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) were special guests for a Let's CHATS Radio episode on "Anger Management."

The girls discussed some of the things that make them angry, the effects of anger, and healthy strategies for communicating one's feelings.

As a nationwide radio program, Let's CHATS Radio reaches approximately 4 million girls across Malawi.
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January – Januwale

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Mentor – Mlangizi

Role Model – Chitsanzo Chabwino
Quote of the Month
"My dream is to help my community by effectively utilizing lake resources and to fight climate change"

-Alinafe Maguya, AGE Africa Scholar at Lisumbwi Secondary School

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