The reigning Miss Malawi Susan Mtegha has embarked on her charity work.
When she was crowned the beauty queen on December 24, Mtegha said she will reward Malawians for choosing her through “lots of charity work.”
“There have been a lot of Miss Malawi who have done nothing, but I promise I’ll make a difference. I will work hand in hand with organisers to achieve my dream,” she told Nyasa Times.
Organisers Artistic Agency took her on a ‘beauty with a purpose’ initiative to give a helping hand in charity in tea-growing district of Thyolo.
The Miss Malawi together with organisers launched the ‘Feed the children’ program at Likwizembe primary school in Thyolo.
“We opened a kitchen where kids from this school will be receiving Likuni porridge every day. The interesting part is that this porridge is produced by the prisoners at Makande prison in Thyolo and they donate some of it to such schools and some hospital,” the agency’s creative director Tadala Chakhaza told Nyasa Times.
Chakhaza, who is also the Miss Malawi chaperone, said the programme that teaches inmates to become givers in society is spearheaded by Dr Kim from Korea through his organisation called Arms of Love.
After the launch of the ‘feed the children’, Miss Malawi visited Makande prison where she toured the porridge factory and had interacted with convicts.
She said she was excited about a day out at the prisons and described the visit as “incredible experience.”
“Definitely we will go back and donate more stuff,” Chakhaza added.
“It is obvious that most of these prisoners have been transformed through and reformed to the point that some prisoners have come out changed and have gone back to the prison to donate stuff to their friends,” she observed.
A fashion designer and dancer, the 24-year-old beauty queen is a cousin to former Miss Malawi Perth Msiska.