EDUCATION is the backbone for women empowerment and national development, says Livingstone lawyer John Kapepe.
Speaking when he donated K13,000 to Ndano Lubasi, a 20-year-old vulnerable Livingstone who shared her challenges in The Mast, Kapepe of MAK partners said he was very happy that despite her challenges, Lubasi overcame all odds.
“Please make sure that you put away all thoughts of your hardships so that you can take care of your family. You can make it, you can change the country because education is the backbone for women empowerment and national development,”
He said he would help Lubasi to meet her educational requirements.
“I will monitor your performance and if you work hard and get good results, I will help you every year and also give you K500 on a monthly basis,”
Lubasi, who was accompanied by Response Network director Haakon Spigseth and Elizabeth Banda, uncontrollably shed tears and thanked Kapepe.
Lubasi, whose parents are not in any gainful employment, has been under Response Network school sponsorship since Grade 6 and has been accepted to study medicine at the Copperbelt University.