Barely a week to the 2013 NPL Mother’s Day Fun Run, in aid of maternal health issues in Rumphi, the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) staff saw all reason and sense to join in the noble cause.
Impressed with what they have read before about the project, RBM staff on Saturday held a fundraising event which saw participants running five kilometres, the longest ever, since the initiative started just to emphasise the importance of safe motherhood cause.
RBM spokesperson Mbane Ngwira said RBM staff joined in the fun run having seen NPL’s noble efforts towards assisting mothers and children across Malawi.
“We have seen what you [NPL] are doing towards assisting mothers in all regions of the country. This is why we are here to participate in this year’s Mother’s Day Fun Run,” said Ngwira.
RBM was moved into motion by one passionate mother, Mary Magaba, one of the managers with the central bank.
NPL board representative Masankho Banda appreciated RBM staff members, particularly, Magaba, who initiated the idea after appreciating students from Kamuzu Academy (KA) involvement in this year’s Mother’s Day Fun Run.
“The vision of one person can start a movement for good. This is why we need to thank Mary Magaba,” said Banda.
He said: “May my legs take me to where my hands can express the love that is in my heart. We are walking today to express this love to the people of Rumphi.”
The Mother’s Day Fun Run, which takes place every year, is one of NPL’s set of corporate social responsibility projects.