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Fighting odds of being woman

MIKE MUGALA, Lusaka
FOR 55 years, Rosemary Mumbi has been a teacher, and some of her pupils have become influential people in society. Chief Justice Irene Mambilima once sat in her class.
Now 77, Rosemary, who taught English, now runs a community school called Hope and Faith in Ng’ombe township, offering free education and meals to over hundred children from poor families.
The school itself, which started as a Sunday school, with children writing with pieces of charcoal on the ground, is now a double-storey building.
Rosemary is now giving hope and a future to about 500 boys and girls.
And yet six decades ago, Rosemary had to escape in the dead of night to avoid being married off to a man she hardly knew, and CLICK TO READ MORE

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