Gift of the Givers Foundation has unveiled a K5 million (about $7 861) partnership package to Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter to facilitate charitable activities and buy prizes for top journalists during this year’s World Press Freedom Day commemoration.
Giving a breakdown of the package
, Misa-Malawi chairperson Thom Khanje said on Saturday that K1 110 000 (about $1 745) will cover awards and event contribution, K3.2 million (about $5 000) will cater for farm inputs for 200 farmers, K500 000 for Sibusiso food supplement for 200 people living with HIV and Aids and about K160 000 is for the donor’s logistics.
Gift of the Givers will also sponsor four categories at the gala, namely Photojournalist, Chichewa Journalist, Overall Winner and Life Time Achiever.
He said beneficiaries are from around Mangochi where this year’s Misa-Malawi Annual General Meeting and World Press Freedom Day Gala will be held at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge’s Lakeshore International Conference Centre on May 7 2016.
Through the partnership, Khanje said, 200 patients at two health facilities in Mangochi will receive Sibusiso ready food supplement.
In a statement made available to The Nation, Gift of the Givers said each farmer’s pack contains 10 kilogramme (kg) each of Urea and CAN fertiliser, two kg maize and legume seeds and one hoe.
Gift of Givers Foundation chairperson Gaffar Jakhura said it is important to support HIV and Aids patients for them to remain industrious and healthy as they uplift their well-being and that of their collective families.
World Press Freedom Day is commemorated on May 3, but local journalists will celebrate the occasion on May 7. The day offers an opportunity to media practitioners and the public to reflect and interact on the role of the media in the social and economic development of their country. n