University of Malawi’s Chancellor College (Chanco) has triumphed in the Fourth Annual African Disability Rights Moot Court Competition that took place at the University of Pretoria in South Africa from November 7 to 10 2016.
Atupele Masanjala and Khwima Mchizi, who represented the country at the competition, said hard work and determination was the secret behind their success.
“We treated every encounter as new, therefore, we invested our time and energy in preparation for each meeting until we grabbed the award,” said Mchizi.
The students beat Midlands University of Zambia and Makerere University of Uganda in the first and second rounds ,respectively. Thereafter, they faced Makerere University in the finals
They have brought home the African Disability Rights Moot Court Competition championship Gold Plate for the country as well as certificates of recognition for each.
Coordinator for disability rights at the college, Enoch Chilemba, who accompanied the students to the competition which focused on whether African governments should isolate people with albinism to protect them from abductions and killings, said the victory was a sign that the country is committed to the eradication of problems persons with albinism are facing in Malawi and Africa as a whole.
“Students are in majority and, if we invest humanitarian spirit in them, for instance, in the protection of persons with albinism, it will be easy for the country to eradicate atrocities facing people with albinism,” he said.n