In supporting community-based organizations, Blantyre District Social Welfare on Thursday donated assorted items to Bwalo la Ana Youth Active Community Organization (BLAYACO) in Blantyre.
Among the donated items were hand sanitizers, hand washing buckets, soap and a desktop computer.
Speaking during presentation ceremony that took place at BLAYACO premises at Chemusa in the district, the Social Welfare Officer Stephano Joseph said the donation has come because youths have a huge responsibility in contributing to the country’s development hence the donation.
“In realization that youths have a huge task in contributing toward the county’s development, we have found it important to help them with materials that can ease their work. The donation is also going to protect these youths from contracting Coronavirus which has hit hard in the country. We have just started these Initiatives and we promise to reach out many organizations that are doing the same to what BLAYACO is doing. We need such works from youths and we pledge more support from other well-wishers and donors to such organizations,” said Joseph.
In his words, BLAYACO Executive Director Noel Liwindo thanked Blantyre District Social welfare for the donation saying it is an encouragement to them as they are now recognized and promised to work hard and do more to the community.
“We are very encouraged as this is an indication that we are now known to the government. As an organization, we are very grateful since the donation of a desktop will ease the challenges of typing the organization document whereas the other items will help in improving the sanitation and hygiene hence possibly combating the spread of corona virus here at the work place,” said Liwindo.
BLAYACO is a Blantyre based youth organization that has insights of capacity building in youth and currently intends to engage youths in meaningful interactions and projects that can raise know how and interest in youths. Among its main objectives, BLAYACO promotes youth participation in local governance, capacity building of youths and child counseling, promotion of youth leadership and promotion of human rights and gender.