I reviewed the presentation #5 on Girl Child Education in Malawi. Statement is clear and well organized. Ideas are potent and should yield results. My observations are:
1. Ideally project should have included some qualitative research to explore why parents do not send girls to school and why girls drop out so rapidly. What benefits and drawbacks they vision of girls education?
2. This phenomenon is not only true for Malawi but many other countries with Muslim populations. In other words, religious instructions are misinterpreted to de-emphasize girls education. I have seen it in Kenya. In 1986, I launched a small initiative to raise awareness and funds for girls education in local Muslim communities.