17-year-old Belita Bwalya of Kasama’s Selu Village, is a child marriage survivor and one of the few girls who have taken a bold decision to go back to school.
Belita who became pregnant while in Grade Eight in 2017 gave birth to the baby she is holding in March this year.
Belitha admits that she ‘played’ wrongly with a penis which resulted in her tummy growing bigger when it was in fact her education level that was supposed to grow bigger at her age.
The young mother of one has decided to go back to school after undergoing counselling at a Radio Mano Listening Club which is working in conjunction with Panos Institute Southern African.
Meanwhile, Belita who is now doing Grade Nine is appealing for financial aid from well-wishers to enable her raise the child as well as complete her education.