The Story Workshop Education Trust (Swet) has taken advantage of popularity of sports to promote nutrition and hygiene in eight districts through the K35 million Chifumira Kudzira Football and Netball Trophies.
The trophies climax with finals in 50 Traditional Authorities (TAs) in Karonga, Nkhata Bay, Dowa, Lilongwe, Mulanje, Neno, Mangochi and Chikwawa starting from today.
Swet head of programmes and resource mobilisation Blessings Nkhata said the competitions are conducted with financial support from United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), to help disseminate messages on the importance of improving nutrition in the first 1 000 days of life.
The Trust is also working together with the World Relief International and Malawi Red Cross Society.
“This means we have 50 football trophies and the same number of netball trophies in these eight districts. We started with the preliminary rounds but now we have identified the finalists in each of the 50 TAs. The winners will be given trophies and kits,” she said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Alfred Gunda said the tournaments will help the association unearth untapped talent. n