Life Coach Kujaliwa empowers young girls

By Lexa Kalumbu

In a bid to empower and improve self-esteem among girls, Life Coach, Kate Kujaliwa, has embarked on a girls’ empowerment initiative called ‘Girl Talk’ which happens once every year under different themes.

The 2024 Girl Talk seminar was held at African Bible College in Lilongwe under the theme “Cultural Shock”.

Kate Kujaliwa during the seminar

Speaking in an interview, Kujaliwa described the seminar as a good platform for young girls to get to express themselves and also seek knowledge from older women on a number of issues affecting their day to day lives.

“Information is traveling at a fast rate and young girls get exposed to different content that might affect them. I felt the girl talk seminar is a very good platform to offer spaces for young girls to express themselves and talk to older women who are experienced to offer them guidance on how to handle such issues,” Kujaliwa explained.

She said this year’s seminar will focus on empowering girls on how they can handle themselves in different areas of society, such as schools and work places in areas of self care and boundaries among others.

In her remarks, one of the mentors of the 2024 Girl Talk seminar and Managing Director of Optimus Solutions, Phyllis Manguluti urged parents to always send their young girls to such events when they are organized for them to acquire knowledge.

“In today’s seminar I taught about goal setting, keeping the momentum going as well as understanding passion because usually these are the areas which people have got a gap. Young girls should know and understand what they are passionate about and we should be able to grow and nurture that,” Manguluti said.

Another mentor, Wonanji Sande appealed to young girls to understand their environment when doing things and never to lose themselves in trying to please people as well as to embrace and nurture opinions that would build them and not destroy them.

One of the participants, Patience Mapemba called upon young girls to attend crucial seminars such as ‘Girl Talk’, saying it provides a platform for girls to build their self confidence and learn from others.