Apikanile Women holds Malawian fun day Saturday

Apikanile Women, a UK based charitable social scheme which aims at improving the livelihoods of women and the girl-child in Malawi through various projects will this Saturday hold a family fun day in Colby for Diaspora Malawians and all who supports the impoverished Southern African country which is also known as the warm of heart of Africa.

In an interview with Nyasa Times,  Apikanile Women group co founder, Towera Gondwe–Nyatsambo said the event has been organised to sensitize Malawians and friends of Malawi about Apikanile Women Group and its activities but also to bring together different like-minded organisations which have interests in Malawi’s welfare.

“The fun day is solely aimed at bringing together all Malawians and friends of Malawi to have fun and at the same time drawing closer all organisations and individuals that have interests in Malawi and UK Malawian communities to network and share experiences,” said Gondwe-Nyatsambo.

She said the fun day event will also be used as a springboard to sensitise Malawians and all other interested parties on the activities the Apikanile Women group are engaged in, in Malawi.

The family fun day according to Gondwe-Nyatsambo will be held at the Lodge Sports Centre, Shetland way, Colby NN17 2SG from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm and the activities will include games, entertainment, poetry, barbecue and a football and netball tournaments among other things.

But Gondwe-Nyatsambo also said that after the family fun day there will be an after-party at the same venue in the hall starting from 8:00 pm until the next day where patrons are expected to dance the night away.

Apikanile Women with the girls in Lilongwe standing third from lef is Gertrude Banda co-founder and sitting first on the left is Apikanile's Malawi office Lucy Chigawa.
Apikanile Women with the girls in Lilongwe standing third from lef is Gertrude Banda co-founder and sitting first on the left is Apikanile’s Malawi office Lucy Chigawa.

“After the family fun day which is absolutely free there will be an after-party where there will be a lot music genres such as Malawian tunes, Afro beats, hip life reggae, RnB, bashment, kizomba, hip-hop, dombolo and kwasakwasa just to mention a few,” she said.

“There will be small cover entry charge to the party and there will be a cash bar. We promise that there is going to more fun throughout the day and all night long. Those that will choose to snooze, will surely loose,” she added.

Gondwe- Nyatsambo said Colby City mayor will attend the function alongside some councillors in the area and that  Malawian High Commissioner to London Bernard Sande is expected to be the guest of honour.

On the football tournament side, four Malawian football teams are expected to compete for prizes and these include Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham and Colby football teams.

Malawi Nottingham football team coordinator Balewa Mwalwanda whose team won this year’s Malawi’s independence football floating trophy said they are prepared to live to their billing as the best Malawian football team in the UK by winning everything there is at the fun day.

“We are prepared to sweep all the glory at the tournament and bring the trophies home. We are confident to win and we warn all the teams to work so hard and put an extra gear because we are going there to win,” said Mwalwanda.

Apikanile Women group which recently opened its offices in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe supports various projects in Malawi and helps disadvantaged women and girls across the country in the areas of maternal health, agriculture and education among others.

The organisation was founded by two Malawian ladies in the UK Towera Gondwe-Nyatsambo and Gertrude Banda to help improve the lives of women and girls especially those in the rural areas.

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