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Evelyn Stevens

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Evelyn Stevens

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Evelyn Stevens

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ID: K10250331
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Hope Center: Kogoya
Favorite Activity: crocheting

Biggest Challenges Faced: EDUCATION. In Malawi's Southern Region, inadequate facilities, poorly paid and resourced teachers, and huge class sizes pair with pressures to work at home to prevent many children from attending school regularly enough to truly learn and pass through their classes. This leaves many children in grade levels that seem far too low for their age. Emily needs your sponsorship so her guardian can be convinced to allow her to attend school rather than working at home and so she can receive the encouragement and resources needed to attend classes and actually progress beyond the lowest levels of education. Evelyn now attends the Miqlat primary school. MARRIAGE PRESSURE. In the rural areas, girls are pressured to begin getting married as early as 13. Traditional culture suggests that as soon as they are able to start bearing children, they should begin keeping house, farming, and raising children. Though the legal age of marriage in Malawi has recently been set to 18, the villages persist in pushing young people towards marriage and the traditional way of life. Felister and other young women must develop a strong personality, a willingness to stand up to community pressure, and a drive to learn and become more.  
Evelyn is full of spark and curiosity. She is known to enjoy sharing her lunch with Emma or other English speaking visitors, teaching Chichewa and practicing her own English. 

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