AYIDE Join Hands With Gospel Artists To Fundraise For People With Albinism In Machinga

Machinga based community registered Youth Organization Active Youth Initiative for Development (AYIDE) has joined hands with country’s gospel music giants to fund raise for the people living with albinism in the district.Malawi Independent has established.

In an interview with our reporter, the Executive Director of the organization,Godfrey Godalo Kalozwa said that several giants in the gospel music have come together and set to perform at a show which is slated for August 27 at Mlambe motel in Balaka and the fee at the gate is only MK 1,500.00.

The main aim of the show is to entertain the people in order to get some money which the organization will use towards improving the lives of those people with albinism.

“It is true that there will be a massive gospel show over the weekend, we have the Great Angles,King James Phiri,Evance Meleka and the Saxes among others who have greatly helped us to spice up the fundraising by accepting to perform on this day ,” He said.

Kalozwa added that the money to be raised will be used for procuring body lotions which will be distributed during awareness campaigns lined up in Machinga District.

“We did a similar exercise in the area of Traditional Authority Liwonde on 15 July where we distributed some lotions and hats .” Hinted AYIDE’s boss.

However, Kalozwa added that as a grouping with a cause, they are still having few challenges and calling upon Malawians of good will to help.

“We need people to help us with any form of advertisement be it on radios, TVs or Print media. For those that are willing to support us with financial or any form of support, they can come forward so that we make the function more colourful,” He said.

The Executive Director of the organization can be contacted by calling the number 0884 503 098 and Emails can be sent to godfrykalozwa@yahoo.com or ayide2013@yahoo.com

AYIDE was established in 2014 by few concerned youths from Namandanje community to promote inclusive youth development in the district towards rural poverty alleviation.

Over the years, AYIDE has been working well with Machinga district assembly and other organizations based in the districts.

Through the implementation of its small scale projects, AYIDE has transformed lives of marginalised rural children, girls and boys in Namandanje in Machinga district. Being a youth led organisation, AYIDE has a very grave concern on the recent abduction and killing of albinos that has just developed in our country (Malawi).

AYIDE wants the sensitization campaign in the district to be carried out so that leaders and duty bearers be engaged to ensure that there is total protection against right to life of persons with albinism.

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