MWF Restores Women, Girls Dignity Post Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre
The Malawi Washington Foundation (MWF), a Non-Profit Organisation founded by Malawians living in Washington DC, United States of America has donated dignity kits worth K1 Million to 100 young girls in Blantyre as one way of empowering them as they return to school.
Speaking during the donation on behalf of the organization at Kuntaja headquarters in Blantyre over the weekend, Operations Manager for Lily-Mary Investments a local organization which looks into welfare of young girls and women, Skekiwe Das, said the initiative targeted Cyclone Freddy survivors with an aim of promoting girls education through ending period poverty.
“The foundation’s vision is to bridge global communities for a better future, improving and strengthening lives of vulnerable families and communities to enable them to become successful contributors of society. Therefore, the donation of dignity kits aligns with the foundation’s vision.”
In his remarks, Village Headman M’gundo of Traditional Authority Kuntaja described the donation as timely saying poverty levels worsened due to Cyclone Freddy which washed away property thereby hindering families’ capabilities to provide for their School going children.
The MWF considers girls’ education a high impact area for the foundation as well as for the beneficiaries. As a result, the foundation has supported students who have graduated from: the University of Malawi, Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences medical doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.