CHINA GIVES BEAM TRUST K30m SUPPORT FOR GIRLS EDUCATION

The Chinese government has donated about K30 million to Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust which will assist close to 300 girls who have school fees problems and other educational necessities. The Chinese government has been supporting Beam Trust for about five years now, including the donation of three sanitation trucks, K21 million for girls’ education and this year with K30 140 000. Speaking when he handed over the cheque at Kamuzu Palace on Wednesday, Chinese Ambassador Liu Hong Yang expressed…

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MALAWI CROWNS MR AND MISS ALBINISM 2019

At a glamorous event held Saturday evening, September 7, 2019 at the Bingu International Convention Centre-BICC Malawi crowned the first-ever Mr and Miss Albinism 2019 at a beauty pageant for people with albinism. The pageant saw 24-year old Chikondi Kadzanja of Chancellor College of the University of Malawi and Bennet Phunyanya also a product of the same college, being crowned Miss and Mr Albinism. First Lady Prof Gertrude Mutharika was Guest of Honour at the event and crowned the…

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FIRST LADY COMMENDS OUTGOING BT SYNOD GS; APPEALS TO THE CHURCH TO MAINTAIN UNITY

First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has praised outgoing General Secretary for the Blantyre CCAP Synod Reverend Alex Maulana saying he is a man who values unity in the Church. The First Lady was speaking recently at St. Michael’s CCAP Church when she attended a Thanksgiving service in honour of Rev Maulana who has served as Secretary General of the Synod for 8 years. Speaking during the service, Prof Mutharika said it is imperative for Church leaders to work towards…

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TACKLING INFERTILITY PROBLEMS

Mary Mdawa from Chikunkhu Village in Thyolo dreams of having a baby someday. The 35-year-old has been in a childless marriage for 22 years. The woman, who married aged13, has endured demeaning remarks and treatment from her neighbours in the remote part of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mphuka. “I have been to different hospitals and herbalists, but I am still the laughing stock,” she says. Kelej with Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace Two times, Mdawa’s husband has walked away from her…

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INFORMATION MINISTER COMMENDS MALAWI FIRST LADY FOR LAUNCH OF MORE THAN A MOTHER INITIATIVE

Minister of Information, Communication and Information Technology Mark Botoman has commended the First Lady Prof Gertrude Mutharika for launching the Merck ‘More than a Mother Initiative’, saying this shows that the First Lady has the welfare of the people of this country at the center of her heart. The Merck ‘More than a Mother Initiative’ is a campaign that seeks to lobby for mindset change and end stigma against people with infertility conditions. It will also seek to assist…

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MERCK FOUNDATION LAUNCHED IN MALAWI, AS FIRST LADY UNVEILED ‘MERCK MORE THAN A MOTHER INITIATIVE’ AMBASSADOR

On Tuesday, July 16 2019, Her Excellency the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika who is also Patron of Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust presided over the launch of Merck Foundation Program in Malawi at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. The project which Merck Foundation will implement in conjunction with BEAM Trust is called “Merck More Than a Mother” initiative. During the launch which was held under the theme “Addressing infertility, restoring dignity to the affected’, Professor Gertrude…

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