Lilongwe Rotary Club fundraising golf tournament has received a boost following National Bank of Malawi’s (NBM) plc MK1.3 million donation towards the tournament slated for Saturday, 29th May, 2021 at Lilongwe Golf Club.
The Club plans to raise funds to finance a dental camp for less privileged patients and sponsor an essay competition for students in National Peace Building to avoid conflict
Speaking in Lilongwe when he presented the donation, NBM plc Service Center Manager for Lilongwe Service Centre Eric Bob Munthali said the bank acknowledges the importance of dental health care in the country.
According to Munthali, NBM contributed towards the fundraising because the bank is always involved in humanitarian service through various Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
“The Bank acknowledges the importance of dental health care and the fact that access to this service is often a challenge especially to the less privileged. We also agree with the Rotary club that the essay competition will enhance development of the students into future leaders who will value the need to build a peaceful nation because they will have started thinking about peace initiatives at an early stage,” said Munthali.
Speaking after receiving the donation, Rotary Club of Lilongwe former President Nurul Amin hailed NBM for the sponsorship saying the parties have a good relationship.
“We have had a long-standing relationship of support from National Bank. However, and particularly this year, we don’t take this gesture for granted. The covid-19 pandemic has affected the bottom line of many organizations. Therefore, we are grateful to NBM plc for the sponsorship of this golf tournament during this difficult period,” said Amin.
On the essay competition, Amin had this to say: “We need to start grooming future leaders now. This essay competition on peace building will ensure that we have future leaders in touch with realities and who also had enough time to think through the challenges we face and their possible solutions.”
The dental camp is an annual event where they arrange a dental camp to assist communities within Lilongwe to access dental treatment free of charge. The Rotary Club has this targeted about 1,500 people as last year 1, 300 people benefited from targeted initial number of 1,200.