Joyce Banda in US for ‘Strong Women, Strong World’ conference

Malawi’s former Head of State, Joyce Banda, on Friday, December 5, 2014 attended the 10th Annual Conference of a network of women known as ‘Strong Women, Strong World’at the Metropolitan Club, One East, in New York City, United States of America.

Banda in US for women conference

Banda in US for women conference

‘Strong Women, Strong World’ was conceptualized to help World Vision International raise funds for the implementation of international NGO’s various activities worldwide.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

According to the office of the Former President, this year ‘Strong Women, Strong World’ is raising money for World Vision to facilitate the provision of clean water to rural communities worldwide.

“The former Head of State (Joyce Banda) was invited to attend in recognition of continued pursuits to raise money for clean water in Malawi and Africa,” reads a statement issued on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

“Several international organizations that are working towards providing clean water to Malawi were there and the former President used that opportunity to encourage them to continue their commendable work.  The former President also expressed gratitude to all organizations helping World Vision to provide clean water in Malawi,” the statement adds.

The main speaker at the event was Alexandra Cousteau, water policy expert and environmental advocate.

Banda is a renowned philanthropist. In 1997, she founded the Joyce Banda Foundation with the core objective of assisting the marginalized of the society, especially women and children, to have access to opportunities that would help them achieve their full potential in life.

Today, the Joyce Banda Foundation is a fully-fledged and duly registered non-governmental organization (NGO), a member of both Council for Non Governmental Organizations in Malawi (Congoma) and the NGO Board.

Banda recently announced that the Joyce Banda Foundation International is now looking again at its strategy and “we have decided to ‘refine’ what we have been doing in the past 16 years here in Malawi. We are taking Joyce Banda Foundation beyond our borders to across Africa”.

The new strategy followed the recognition that the challenges facing a Malawian woman and girl child are the same for most of Africa, she said.

“It has therefore pleased the Foundation to refocus its work and rollout into Africa”, she said on September 24, 2014, during the official launch of the Joyce Banda Foundation International Africa Initiative (JBFI Africa) at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Building in New York United States.

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Alick Israel Kamanga
Guest

I wish we could see it clearly that politics is making her stay in the bush but really she is a great mother I have ever seen! I thank God that she z not looking at you people to appreciate her duty bt rather she z doing all what she can for Africa! Enanu mukhalira ndale zomwezo but surely when she dies today she will be written in the book of the World and even God will be on her side, she will have an answer to God if she z asked about her duty on Earth, enanu mudzayankha chani?

Fathi Alshab
Guest

chieongolero,i sgree with jb was seen dolving problms snd hrlping pipo..koma a pro dhame at keast he shyd revrrse bad things such as firex shottage continues cash misuse. undeservrd sslary hikes apm saulis mps cut on benefits and reduce nbr of mpd ee csn msnage eith 100…basi, aftetsll counsrllirs are ondite but now thry mudt plsy ball in the dix months judt like spm apsnga chisni choeoneks
by the wsy spm when r ur advudors going condult the religiua fratenity kukhsle mapephero for rsin..moti simukudabwa kathu ayi? xoona a bwana predident?

aTeacher
Guest

Kodi is this English or chinglish? Kumalemba bwino kuti aziphunzitsi ngati ife tisamavutike kuwerenga

padoko
Guest

Congratulations, mama!! You have made our nation proud pamaso pa azungu yet pamaso pathu, shame on you!!!, you have made our nation more miserable because you are amidst cashgaters. Come back mama to answer a few questions so that we may possibly not stay long in these pangs of misery you forced us into. Oh mama, vumbulukani muzabwezeko cashgate yatithyola

Sapitwa kakulanye
Guest

Maseko, I guess you meant Sata’s predecessor because successor is the one who takes over and the earlier is the one going out

JOHN CHISALE
Guest

AKHALE NTCHONA atakalamba kale a a a a home country is good.

MAI BANDA CHIWONGOLERO
Guest
MAI BANDA CHIWONGOLERO

LIKUWAKANIKA BOMA KUYENDETSA A POLOFESA. JB TRIED HER BEST SHE LEFT THIS COUNTRY TO PETER, BUT PETER HAS NO CLUE. MAY BANDA NDICHIWONGOLERO

no fear jb jb
Guest

hahaha akumvetsani kuwawa jb pamgani zanu anthu inu

amayi
Guest

Kodi does it matter where she goes kuno anachoka kale kale.

Patriot
Guest

Wa Beautify chani chani uja kunalibe? kikikiki

chandiona
Guest

this so called JB is very stupi?d why is she failling to come home if indeed she is innocent, this mandasi lady is very afraid of what Lutepo said and to say that cctv were not working is very stupid thinking .there is no way the state house can have broken cctv no way.

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