FIRST LADY-MERCK FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS MORE MEDICAL AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS IN MALAWI
Professor Mutharika poses with 15 of the 17 scholarship beneficiaries and other officials from the Ministry of Health

BLANTYRE, 18 March 2020 | Eight months after the Merck Foundation established its work in Malawi together with Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust through the “More Than A Mother” Project, there are now more visible fruits to the partnership as a first cohort of about 17 Malawian doctors and nurses are set to fly to India and be trained in Oncology, Palliative care, Fertility and Embryology courtesy of the Merck Foundation. This was announced by Malawi’s First Lady and BEAM…

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First Couple Inspires Kids at Chikoko Bay; Encourages Studies and Good Manners
The First Couple flanked by spouse to Rt Hon Chimulirenji pose with some of the children after the pre-Christmas get-together

Mangochi, December 23: President Professor Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Monday December 23 hosted over two thousand kids drawn from Mangochi and Machinga districts, at the Chikoko Bay State Lodge in Mangochi. Speaking to the joyful gathering of young ones with potential, the President interacted with the audience in a very rare way – through an interactive question and answer format. President Mutharika urged the children to aim high and concentrate on their studies…

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FIRST LADY CAUTIONS STUDENTS AGAINST DESTROYING SCHOOL PROPERTY; MOTIVATES STUDENTS TO AIM HIGH

First Lady of the Republic of Malawi Prof Gertrude Mutharika on Friday held a motivational talk to students of Forms three and four from 18 Secondary Schools from around Blantyre Rural, where she advised them to take care of school property saying other students after them will need to use the same premises. The First Lady said by destroying school property when they disagree with school management is a sign of poor negotiating skills which if not checked will…

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BEAM RESCUES MORE LESS PRIVILEGED GIRLS

As efforts continue by the Beautify Malawi-BEAM Trust to promote girls education, the organisation has once again adopted ten more girls from Stella Marris and Providence Girls Secondary Schools. The ten, five from each school will have their tuition fees paid for by BEAM Trust, which will also cover other basic school necessities. This is being done under a project called ‘Educating Linda” in which BEAM Trust has partnered with Merck Foundation to educate atleast 20 girls from Stella…

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FIRST LADY BAILS OUT 5 NEEDY STUDENTS; PAYS THEIR SCHOOL FEES

The First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika, has offered a bursary to five needy girls selected to start Form 1 at St. Michael’s Secondary School in Mangochi. The girls were selected to the school from various schools across the country but their parents could not afford to pay the fees and other required amenities. The First Lady said she was very concerned to hear about the girls’ plight and that she had sourced funds from Merck Foundation to carter for…

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BEAM SENDS GIRLS TO COLLEGE

The Beautify Malawi-BEAM Trust is at it again, this time sending three girls to various institutions of higher learning, in its quest to promote girls education in the country. Besides its main responsibility of maintaining a cleaner and greener Malawi, BEAM Trust also took on girls education as part of responsibility having realised that an education woman makes informed decisions about cleanliness. And as part of efforts to promote the girl child, BEAM Trust on Monday sent to various…

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