Junior Chambers International (JCI) Vice-President for Southern Africa Development Co-operation (Sadc) countries Gababosiwe Kabo Garechaba Friday afternoon arrived in the country to perform a number of activities with members of JCI Malawi Chapter.
JCI is an organization whose mission is to contribute to the advancement of global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop leadership, social responsibility and entrepreneurship skills necessary to create positive change in society.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), JCI Malawi Chapter President James Matoga said Garechaba will meet JCI partners and potential partners, and government officials to enhance relationship between the organisation and the other institutions.
“On Saturday morning, we are painting pedestrian crossings on Blantyre City roads with him and in the afternoon he will conduct training on Active Citizen Framework and Effective Leadership at Civic Centre Town Hall.
“The visit is so important to JCI Malawi in that we have just completed the process of re-affiliation to Junior Chamber International and this will encourage members to actively participate in JCI activities,” Matoga said.
Currently, JCI Malawi Chapter has 70 active members, scattered across the country’s three regions, according to Matoga.
“Some of the activities we have done include tree planting in Mzuzu in collaboration with NRWB, drilling of borehole in Ntcheu with funding from Total Foundation.
“We have also made some donation of assorted items to Nkhata Bay School for the deaf and done girl child inspirational talk at Samaritan Trust in Blantyre,” Matoga said.