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