Glam & Glory on Tuesday donated assorted medical supplies to Malawi Paralympic athletes at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe ahead of the Dubai Grand Prix Open Championship on March 24.
The cosmetics manufacturing company donated lofnac-H pain and relief spray, ultraHeat low back pain and Uvblock 30 and sunscreen lotion for people with albinism.
Three athletes, Tiwaonere Banda (21), Prisca Kachule (18) and Alinafe Phuwa (20) and coach Peter Gent left the country yesterday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Malawi Paralympic Committee (MPC) chairperson James Chiutsi thanked Glam & Glory for the donation.
“We deal with athletes with special challenges and they need special medication. We had no medication for the athletes, so we are grateful to Glam & Glory for the timely support,” he said.
The company’s country manager Sachin Patil said:” Athletes cannot fully participate without medication. We decided to support these athletes also knowing that one of the athletes is a person with albinism who needs special medication.”
The Dubai Grand Prix Open Championship is also a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo International Paralympic Games in Japan.
Gent is optimistic that the athletes will excel in Dubai.
“The progress in camp was impressive. They demonstrated passion and potential,” he said.
This is the first time for MPC to send athletes to an international competition without a medical personnel due to financial constraints.
Malawi Athletes will only contest in Field Track.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has funded the trip by providing air tickets and accommodation while Malawi National Sports Council (MNSC) sponsored a two-week local camping.