By Jane Changwada
Lilongwe 24 November 2015: Harmful cultural practices are one of the major factors contributing to inequitable schooling environments in Malawi. It takes three months for children in Group Village M`bwana Kawinga in Machinga district to attend initiation camps resulting in a lot of children failing to start school at the appropriate time.
Girls following initiation school are given away in marriage as they are regarded as adults following the start of menstruation. According to Abiti Paulo, one of the initiation counsellors in the village, the cultural practice is done for a period of three months, following which “girls from initiation camps were given a chance to get married.”
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