The Mamie Martin and Soko Funds

You are warmly invited to join an event which is being hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science. It is taking place in the seminar room of the Chrystal Macmillan building on Tuesday 14 June from 3 – 5 pm. It is particularly aimed at our students – the leaders and decision-makers of tomorrow – but all staff would be very welcome and are specifically invited.

The Mamie Martin and the Soko Funds are two small Scottish charities working in the field of girls’ and women’s education in Malawi. Their work supports three of the UN’s Global Goals – Quality Education, Gender Equality and Partnership. Book your free place here.

The launch of this new Partnership in the Chrystal Macmillan building reminds us that equality in education was not always available to women in Scotland – Chrystal Macmillan was a pioneer in support of higher education for women and was, in 1896, the first female science graduate of the university.

That to educate women is an essential element of supporting the development of a country is now widely accepted. These two charities have been working in this field for 23 and 13 years respectively. They now join forces to enable more young women in Malawi to continue their education to university level.  These women could not otherwise contemplate aiming for higher education. 

Anyone else with an interest in this area is also warmly welcome so do share the Eventbrite link as widely as you wish. The One World Shop will have a stall of Malawian goods and we can introduce you to a very special kind of coffee

Queries to Moira Dunworth 


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