First Lady Getrude Mutharika Commends Ecumenical Training, Conference Center

The First Lady of Malawi, Professor Gertrude Mutharika has commended the Chilema Ecumenical Training and Conference Center for being a center of excellence in women empowerment through its Women Training Program. The First Lady expressed her satisfaction at the center when she presided over awarding of certificates to 54 women and four men that graduated after six months from a Community Social Worker Course. The Women Training Program offers ten courses among them Agriculture and Food Security, Clothing and…

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First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Condemns Gender Based Violence

The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday condemned the acts of violence and abuses that women, girls and children in the country go through. The First Lady was speaking during one of the events of a campaign branded ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)’ held at Ndungunya Primary School in Phalombe District. Professor Mutharika said it was sad that most girls and women are abused by the very people who are supposed to protect such as…

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Hygiene is Godliness – First Lady Professor Mutharika

The First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika has commended Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAMA) for partnering with Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust in instilling hygiene practices in learners in Malawi. Mutharika made the remarks at Zomba State Lodge on Friday during the third My Clean School, My Pride award presentation among independent schools in Malawi which saw Chisapi Private Schools of Chigumula in Blantyre emerging winners in the 2018 competition. “I’m a strong believer in cleanness and in that cleanliness…

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First Lady Interacts with Malawian Women Living in UK

Malawi’s First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Saturday asked Malawian ladies living in United Kingdom (UK) to support initiatives she is implementing in the country to rid young girls from early marriage bondage and take them back to school. The First Lady made the plea at Hyatt Hotel in Westminster, London, where she hosted the ladies to an afternoon tea for purposes of interaction. Briefing the women, she outlined initiatives Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) under her patronage, is implementing that…

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First Lady Professor Mutharika Calls for Girl Child Empowerment

Malawi’s First Lady  Gertrude Mutharika has expressed concern over parents who influence child marriage at the expense of girl child education. The First lady expressed the concern at St Mary’s Secondary School in Zomba during Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) organized award ceremony of 10 girls that scored six points in the Malawi School Certificate of Examinations (MSCE). “Most girls, about 47 per cent, get married before reaching 18 years,” Madam Mutharika pointed out, while acknowledging corporate and responsibility that…

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Malawi Profit from China Relations, Says Ambassador Shi Ting Wang

Malawi has benefited a lot from the bilateral relationship she established with the Peoples Republic of China over a decade ago; Chinese ambassador to Malawi Shi Ting Wang says. Shi Ting said the relations between the two countries have yielded positive results for Malawi in different sectors ranging from education, finance and human resource capacity building. He was speaking during a presentation ceremony of a K7.2 million worth donation of music instruments from some Chinese students to their counterparts…

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BCC Applauds BEAM on Smart City Initiative

Blantyre City Council (BCC) says the role played by Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM Trust) to collect and dispose rubbish greatly complements the council’s Smart City Initiative. Since its inception, BEAM Trust has deployed its user-friendly rubbish disposal vans in major cities and towns to collect refuse from various locations. “The works of the trust is a huge boost to our smart city initiative, which promotes sanitation and hygiene practices in residential areas to prevent the outbreak of hygiene related…

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Madame Professor Mutharika Advocates Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika said orphanhood and child destitution can be reduced if women get screened and get treated of cervical cancer at an early stage. The First Lady made the remarks on Monday at Nagwengwere Primary School ground in Traditional Authority Khwethumele in Thyolo during a safe motherhood advocacy meeting. “Cervical cancer is killing women who leave children behind just like HIV and AIDS. But this can be avoided if women get screened of the disease…

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First Lady Professor Mutharika Opens Two Secondary Schools in Zomba

First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Tuesday retaliated on the need to promote education in the country for continued development. She made the remarks during the official opening of two Community Secondary Schools in Zomba which built by Save the Children at Tillie and Bevlee with sponsorship from two donors, Professor Gerlard Breslauer and Wunderkinder Foundation. Madam Mutharika pointed out that for the country to develop there was need for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to promote education at all…

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Women Urged to be Prayerful

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has advised women in the country to continue praying so that the nation gains strength and love from the Lord. Madame Mutharika made the remarks on Saturday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre during a thanksgiving service for women from different denominations aimed at praising God for mercies in 2017 and for a blessed new year of 2018. She said although the past year was not all rosy, the gift of life alone was the most…

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