As many families would traditionally give names that have meanings to their children, ‘Pilirani’ means ‘persevere.’
Pilirani is in his first year of secondary school after completing eight years of primary education. He dreams to become the Minister of Education when he completes his education.
Ministers for various departments in Malawi are appointed by the President with some political bearing to the ruling party.
His parents are farmers, they grow maize as a staple food and cotton as a cash crop although it does not do well on the market where buyers dictate the price.
His favorite subject in school is Mathematics and enjoys playing chess and football during his free time.