Malawians in Australia joined in a fundraising sports event on Saturday the 6th October at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth that has raised $9500 for two schools in Malawi.
The event was coordinated by the Rotary of Crawley with the support of the African Students Union (UWA).
Proceeds from the event will go towards science education at Nkhomboli Community Day Secondary School, Rumphi and youth leadership at Mzuzu Academy.
Paladin Energy whose headquarters are in Perth were the major sponsor contributing $5000 towards the project.
Funds were also received from Globe Metals and Mining also based in Perth which is soon to operate a niobium plant in Kanyika, Mzimba.
Other sponsors include Aurecon Group and McRae Investments.
The family funday featured soccer, volleyball, fun games, robot activities and face painting.
The volleyball champions were the Cloud Bursters and the soccer was won by an all Malawian team Zamunda FC captained by Peter Mafuleka and Mcfeezie Tambuli.
Zamunda F.C. used the event on Saturday to launch a Malawian national football team in Australia.
Perth located on the western coast of Australia, is the fourth largest city in Australia. In the 2006 census, close to 200 Malawians were counted in Perth, the most significant number of Malawians in Australia, with the number steadily increasing.
Malawians in Perth with the support of the recently appointed Malawi Honorary Consul in Australia Trent Smyth and under the steerage of Victor Chavula, Marko Chiziko and Mzamose Gondwe will formally launch on 1st December, 2012 the Association of Malawians in Australia (AMIA).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :