Zambian Chiefs ‘Girls Education’ Champions cheer ZOCS’s Cleopatra Chona-Muma
By Jessie Zimba in Lusaka, Zambia
Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS) Programme and Advocacy Manager Cleopatra Chona-Muma has commended Zambian Chiefs for their active participation in championing girls’ education in their villages.
Mrs. Muma disclosed that Chief Singani of the Southern Province has set up measures in his village to promote educating children especially the girl
Mrs. Muma expressed delight following positive participation in interventions spearheaded through ZOCS Programme championing girls education in Zambia.
Said an appreciative Mrs. Muma:“If you visit Chief Singani, you will see how households have been sensitized and those that have married out young girls are being punished to serve as examples to would be offenders on infringing the rights of the girl child”.
Mrs. Muma said ZOCS anticipates a future where all children in the country will attain education whether under privileged or disabled because the development of the country is dependent on citizens from all walks of life.