World Vision International (WVI) on Saturday awarded Senior Chief Nthondo of Ntchisi the Global Ambassador for Empowered World View (EWV) award in Salima.
Speaking in an interview, World WVI director of communications and advocacy Charles Gwengwe said Nthondo has been a great example of people with an empowered world view.
“Senior Chief Nthondo has shown that when the internal systems, attitudes and mindset are properly reconfigured, holistic transformation is possible.
Everyone has the potential to do more, have more and become great,” he said.
In his remarks, Nthondo hailed the organisation for the recognition.
“Malawi is not poor but people’s minds are. We have all the resources and opportunities to become millionaires. Cultivate throughout the year. When people are poor, it becomes difficult to rule them,” he said.
In 2016, WVI took some farmers and chiefs to Tanzania for an education visit, after which the chief started irrigation farming and groundnut seed multiplication.
Nthondo, who is also supporting over10 child headed households and paying school fees for some vulnerable children in secondary schools, also trained about 100 community leaders and village heads in various farming techniques.
He also champions EWV model in his area and spearheads Thope Irrigation Scheme where about 100 families trained in EWV are engaged in horticulture.
Through the chief’s leadership, 2 150 farmers have been trained in EWV in his area.