First Lady launches her charity organisation Soff to promote Malawi girl child

First Lady Monica Chakwera has urged Malawians to join hands in promotion of a girl child in attaining education as she launched her charitable organisation – Shaping Our Future Foundation  (SOFF)— at a function held at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Friday night.

First Lady with her guests
Madam Chakwera launches Soff
 Chakwera said the foundation will largely focus its attention on rural underprivileged girls.
She said her passion to assist the needy started way back hence the need to formalise the same this time around when she is at Plot Number 1.
“I am doing this because I have experience on challenges which these girls go through. I am a living example, that is why am doing this work from my heart,” said Madame Chakwera.
The First Lady was also accompanied with three young boys and a girl who were evacuated from the streets but now doing well with education.
Speaking earlier one of the board members of Shaping Our Future Foundation, Bernadette Malunga said the organization has used no funds from the Government coffers.
“No government institution has funded this event,  the government has only sponsored the venue for the launch,” she said.
She thanked NBS Bank, First Capital Banking, Barons car Hire, for funding the launch.
Malunga said that SOFF is aimed at expanding education opportunities, promote health, economically empower and promote agricultural.
She said SOFF will also help the disadvantaged, girls in rural areas for example as well as street children.
Malunga claimed said SOFF was  formed before  Chakwera became the First Lady.
SOFF was registered under the Company’s Act 2013. Therefore its continued existence is guaranteed whether Chakwera is at State House or not.
It is also registered with  Council for Non Governmental Organisation.
Among those who attended the launch included  spouse to State Vice President Mary Chilima.
The event was also graced by former tenants of State House, who included, former Malawi President Joyce Banda, wife to late President  Bingu wa Mutharika, Callista Mutharika, Anne Muluzi wife to former President Bakili Muluzi and Official  Hostess to founding President Kamuzu Banda,   Mama Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira.

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Mwini muzi
8 months ago

All the previous charitable organisations formed by previous first ladies ended just after their spouses’ tenure of duty ended. One wonders if indeed these are formed in good faith, besides keeping th e first lady busy.

Wakale
8 months ago

Why should the givernment sponsor a private entity by paying for venue?

The Karanga of Soshangumve

Bola izi osati zina zapita zija ayi,

Chisale
Chisale
8 months ago

Watch this space, this Foundation will have billions in its account this time next year just like BEAM. That’s Malawi for you and no soul will ask where the money came from.

Edinah
8 months ago
Reply to  Chisale

These are not wrong pipo.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
8 months ago

Akuoneka ngati gule ndithu mayi awa.Komanso apa pobera ndalama monga yabwelera kokoliriko holdings kkk kudzaatibera mwa Daud Sulemani it expert wafeki

Mulopwana
8 months ago

Ma former tenants wo akuchulukatu

Mafunde
Mafunde
8 months ago

This just a vehicle for concealing bribery. They will bribe the president by donating to his wife’s charity.

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