Many have argued that this winter season has not really been too harsh on us, truth be told. But then again, most of us have access to warm clothing and blankets fit to keep us warm. That, however, isn’t the case when you walk down the halls of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
The situation at our central hospital is quite the paradigm shift. One does not have to be a qualified therapist to know that the physiological damage is immense. Former US president Ronald Reagan in his inaugural address in 1961 said, “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”. A statement that Youth Arise, led by Rejoice Eve Namale, has embraced by organizing their annual charity tournament that has been themed ‘Clothe-Them’ that will be hosted on the 27th of July at Blantyre Youth Center, FREE for all to come and support.
As a group, Youth Arise has managed to facilitate enough blankets for the Sobo Oncology Ward and sees it fit to include all other wards because Together we are more than capable. A range of activities have been promised with a family fun-day alongside the sporting tournaments to remind ourselves that ‘Sposi sposi zakalia’ (Sports is a career) and to allow us take some time off our busy schedules to support a good cause. A range of artists have been lineup to perform on this day, ranging from the nostalgic Nyasa Guruz to the new blood of Teddy and Dali.
Adding on to the fun, Malawi Blood Transfusion Service will be present accepting and educating us about blood donations, reminding us that we save lives each time we donate blood. Mark your calendars because this is an event you want to be part of. See You There!