At the end of February, MASYAP were one of the beneficiaries of a fundraiser held at Ryall’s Hotel, Blantyre, by Road to Relief. The African-themed event started off with entertainment like traditional music and dances, before a meal, raffle and quiz.
Road to Relief were raising funds to support MASYAP’s youth programme, and so two MASYAP girls; Fatima Chiloko, 20 y/o, from Mkwate, and Flommy James, 13 y/o, from Mpemba. Both girls spoke about their experience of MASYAP and the benefits they received from it, such as friendship and a safe way to spend their time. Flommy also related her inspiring experience of living with HIV.
We hope that the presence of the girls really highlighted the importance of MASYAP’s work, and the impact it could have.
MASYAP are extremely grateful for the 3.5 million Malawian Kwacha raised by Road to Relief, and will put the money to good use in supporting the development and empowerment of MASYAP’s youth.