Winner of Arts Award in the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Innovations Awards Elson Kambalu, took off for Beijing, China, on Sunday on a skill enhancement tour.
The tour is a fulfillment of the Republic of China’s agreement with MBC which was made during the hatching of the Innovations Awards idea.
On departure through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), Kambalu, who runs La Galleria in Lilongwe described the trip as “super exciting and a dream come true” saying China being an advanced country, would provide him with skills of how best to enhance his skills.
“I haven’t forgotten to carry with me some samples of my work to show the world through this trip what we do here in Malawi,” explained Kambalu when asked how he would take advantage of the trip to sell his country.
The Arts awardee will, apart from Beijing, visit five other provinces including Shang Hai on his three-week tour.
In a separate interview, MBC Spokesperson, Thembi Malinki hailed the Chinese Government for living up to their word and providing innovative Malawians with an opportunity to explore their talent on the international platform.
“We are happy that the trips have started rolling out and ours is excitement, happiness and gratitude to the government of China,” said Malinki.
While on the tour, Kambalu will interface with various art instructors and fellow artists.