Choosing marriage over school amidst COVID-19
*Names have been changed to protect children’s identities Esinta* claims to be 16 years old, but looking at her, you would believe that she is much younger. Until, that is, you find out that she is married and expectant. When Malawi shut its schools in March due to the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Esinta was in year 4 at primary school. She married a boy soon after schools were closed.