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News   Hazviperi Mbizi   March 24, 2020
PIC: Grace Ghambi
In order to confirm that Engineers are indeed problem solvers, a fourth year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student Grace Ghambi has received a recognition award called She Game Award for the work she performs at her organization called Focus Action Results (FAR).

“I was shocked at the same time excited when I received the email that I have won this award, I knew that some people out there believe in the work that we do at FAR,” explained an excited Ghambi.

The award was organised by the All African Student Union (AASU) in which they were looking for 20 change makers from different universities in Africa. This means only 20 girls won the Award from Africa. 

“Focus Action Results (FAR) Is a youth lead project that aims at building the passion in young people. It is a program that started in 2018 where our vision is to see that young people are at the center of development.  To do this, we have engaged in mindset change and skills training in young people,” Ghambi explained.

To get the award one was supposed to be nominated. From Malawi she was the only one who was also recognised on the international Day of Women this year.

Ghambi explained that through her organization during one on one sessions they discovered that most young girls miss classes due to menstruation.

“We have since then trained girls to make their own sanitary pads while providing them with information on hygiene and resources. We also provide awareness to young men based on menstruation to reduce menstruation shame,” she added.

In addition, they have done motivational talks in different schools in Kasungu, Blantyre and Chikwawa- so far, FAR has reached to over 53000 young people.

Ghambi expresses her gratitude to those who nominated her for believing in her and what she is doing to the community.

 

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