JCI Malawi ushers in new board:  Elizabeth Chirambo elected president

Junior Chamber International (JCI)   have  elected new board for 2018 at an event that took place at Old Mutual Auditorium in Blantyre.

Elizabetha Chirambo was elected JCI Malawi leader

Priscilla Chimphinda decorates Chirambo

Presenting awards of recognition

JCI Malawi board

Elizabeth Chirambo was elected as the National President with Escort Chinula as the vice.

Secretary General post went to Brian Kasira,while the  Treasure general role went to Mayamiko Kankhobwe.

In her acceptance speech,  the president-elect said she was humbled and thanked all members for entrusting  her with the position, saying she will take up the challenge and  continue from where the old board left.

Chirambo also promised to work in reviving the projects that were dying like adoption of the Moyo ward at Queen Elizabeth hospital which house  malnutrition ward for kids.

She also urged  all members to be patriotic   if they want to see JCI growing.

To spice up the event local chapter and members were awarded for their achievements.

For instance, the first timers went to  Mntheto Hara, Annabel Namaromba and Tavi Shava.

The most outstanding new member went to Brian Kasira,while the most dedicated member  was Escort Chinula.

Outstanding local president  was James Matoga with  outstanding member going to  Priscilla Chimphinda.

The long serving member award went to Elizabeth Chirambo, while the  Overall achiever Senator Doreen Chimaliro.

Junior Chamber International  Malawi is a non-profit organisation affiliated to Junior Chamber International, a worldwide community of young active citizens between ages 18-40 who share the belief that in order to create lasting positive change we must improve ourselves and the world around us.

So far  it has nearly 300 000 members in more than 120 countries and territories and 5 000 local communities.

The organisation started its operations in Malawi in 1972 but its affiliation from the mother body Junior Chamber International in 2007 was affected due to non-payment of fees.

Malawi currently has three chapters namely Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu

So far,there are numerous projects that JCI has done in the country starting from way back in the 70s.

Most notable projects that came from JCI are: The renowned Top of the Class quiz competition amongst secondary schools in the country that JCI introduced in the 70s and is still there

Construction of Bus shelters along old Chilambula Road in Lilongwe.

The organisation also a project where they distribute reusable sanitary pads to 100 girls in 20 selected schools.

So  far they  have donated to Manja primary school in Blantyre and Namaka FP Schjool in Chiradzulu with assistance from Airtel Malawi.

JCI also adopted   Mzuzu Central Hospital Paediatric ward and supply it with necessities.

The organisation was also involved in conserving our environment by Planting trees in Chimaliro Forest in Mzuzu and  Mudi Catchment area in conjunction with Blantyre Water Board inorder to preserve catchment area for water supply.

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