Mothers at Senzani Health Centre in Ntcheu on Saturday were all smiles as they received gifts from Blantyre-based women who spent Friday night at the facility as part of the Mother’s Fun Run Sleepover Challenge.
The presents, given under the Nation Publications Limited (NPL) corporate social responsibility initiative included assorted baby wear, toiletries and beddings.
CDH Investment Bank data capture and clearing officer Grace Muyaya led the team, which also included Thokozile Banda-Mponda and Amina Makwemba-Mothiwa.
Mponda is a teacher at Chigwaja Primary School in Chilomoni while Mothiwa runs her own business in town.
Speaking on behalf of the mothers, a nurse at the facility, Innocent Ntopi, thanked the Blantyre-based women for the gesture.
“The donation will help the mothers who have just given birth and need a lot of resources to take care of themselves and their babies,” he said.
Ntopi also advised the mothers, who were expected to be discharged later in the day, to follow the advice given at the facility.
“I was impressed by the women’s talk session that took place last night. Rural women lack such motivational talk,” he said.
Mothiwa said she was excited to have participated in the sleepover challenge.
“This is some life-changing experience for me and I’m glad I came,” she said.
Mother’s Fun Run started in 2005 and has reached out to various districts. This year, the project aims to raise K300 million for Ntcheu and Likoma district health offices.