The Malawi Girl Guides Association

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The Malawi Girl Guides Association is the national Guiding association in Malawi. It is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

Girl Guiding was introduced to Malaŵi during the British colonial era, and was banned during the reign of President Hastings Kamuzu Banda, replaced by a youth movement called Malaŵi Youth Pioneers. Girl Guiding was re-introduced in 1997, after Malaŵi moved from a one-party state to a multi-party democracy in 1994. WAGGGS sent representatives in 1995 and 1996 to offer encouragement and support, and the Malaŵi Girl Guides Association has received assistance from Norway in training leaders.

The Malaŵi Girl Guides Association serves girls aged from six to 20 years. Membership includes girls and leaders from all sectors of society. The Malaŵi Girl Guides Association is active in both urban and rural areas, with units based mainly in schools. Commissioners recruit by giving talks at schools and at church gatherings. The Malaŵi Girl Guides Association membership stood at 3,375 as of April, 2002.

See also

Members of the Africa Region of WAGGGS

Full members: Benin | Botswana | Burkina Faso | Central African Republic | Côte d'Ivoire | The Gambia | Ghana | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Madagascar | Mauritius | Namibia | Nigeria | Rwanda | Senegal | Sierra Leone | South Africa | Tanzania | Togo | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe
Associate members: Burundi | Cameroon | Chad | Republic of the Congo | Guinea | Malawi | Swaziland
Countries working towards WAGGGS: Democratic Republic of Congo | Niger