Diaspora Malawians in the UK have come together to relieve the distress and suffering of the disadvantaged especially widows, orphans and the elderly as a result of poverty by launching a charity group called SECCA-UK (Samaritan Esther Community Care UK) at dinner and dance on November 25 In Bradford, England.
The event will be held at Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford – Post Code BD5 8HW – from 6pm .
With entry contribution of £30, organisers hope to raise money that will help achieve their aims.
According to Dr Aubrey Makhalira, one of the organisers and chairperson of the trustees of the charity, SECCA-UK was founded in 2010 based on the biblical character Esther.
“It is through these teachings and the vision of the founder that SECCA started as a small organisation locally within Malawi in a small town of Zomba, Malawi before it further expanded to other areas,” he said.
He said the charity exists to relieve the suffering of widows, children and other vulnerable groups through provision of food, water, shelter and health services.
“We aim to integrate self-sufficiency and sustainability principles in all our interventions,” said Makhalira.
Secca-Uk aim to achieve their aims by raising funds through various events such as the launch dinner dance event .
Trustees include Makhalira, a medical doctor by profession trained both in Malawi and UK who currently works as a Consultant Neonatologist in NHS.
Another trustees is Dr Bern Thomas Nyang’wa, a medical doctor tspecialising in Public Health and Medical Research who is currently a Senior Manager in one of the largest medical charities in the world. He us a Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Global Health at University College London and consults for the World Health Organization and World Bank.
Others are Pilirani Seyani a lawyer by profession who has a passion for human rights ; Barbara Ngusi Mongwa Membe who has worked in the NHS finance for just over 10 years; Dr Maggie Nyirenda-Nyang’wa a medical doctor who has implemented various charitable activities in Malawi and now is a committee member of the UK Christian Medical Fellowship Global. She is currently a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Infectious Diseases and Immunology at University Hospital Lewisham, and a Visiting Lecturer in Tropical Paediatrics in the department of Clinical Sciences at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Founder is Mrs Nancy Seyani who wants SECCA to play a major role in alleviating hunger, providing shelter, making education accessible and campaigning for better medical care of the vulnarable in Malawi.
Malawi’s deputy High Commissioner to the UK, Quent Kalichero recently pleaded with Malawians in the UK to always remember that sharing is caring and urged them to continue sharing the little they have with people back home especially in the areas of health.
“Let us not stop acts of charity and benevolence for we all have a responsibility to do good for our country,” she said.
Kalichero added that Malawians must always take a leading role in supporting their own country saying Malawi government fully support charitable efforts such that aims at improving the livelihoods of many people in the country.
After from the sumptuous three-course meal dinner, DJ Hanny G willgive his all in mixing, spinning and beat-matching popular old school hits and all-time big tunes and some new school mantras to make patront sweat it out on the dance floor for a good cause.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :