Old Mutual Malawi has appealed to Malawians to make more submissions in its pan-African campaign, #Sisonke, aimed at creating awareness and inspiring collective action to mitigate, minimise and manage Covid-19 and its effects.
The company’s marketing and corporate affairs manager Patience Chatsika made the appeal yesterday during a media briefing held at their Blantyre offices to provide an update on the competition launched on March 15 this year and is running in four countries.
“We are not getting as many entries from the public as we wanted and that’s why today we are actually going back to the public to say we want as many stories as we can get,” she said.
Interested participants are supposed to submit videos of inspiring stories either through Old Mutual’s Facebook page or contacting officials if they have challenges in uploading the stories.
Chatsika said the competition also offers Malawians an opportunity to tell stories on how everyday heroes are impacting communities, which will in turn offer them a long-term working partnership with Old Mutual.
She said the Sisonke competition, which means ‘Tili limodzi’ in Chichewa, will see two stories going away with K1.4 million grand prize in each participating country.
“Therefore, Old Mutual is inviting people to submit simple videos that highlight how everyday heroes are making a positive impact in their communities.
“People can use their mobile phone to capture the stories that show the most impact and inspiration on society,” said Chatsika.
However, she said they are excited and blown away with what current entrants are doing and what is on the horizon for the competition, adding that they look forward to continuing to share news as it develops.
For entrants into the competition, videos must tag @OldMutualMalawi and, or, share Sisonke on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. The winners will be contacted directly and then announced on the same platforms.