Mending broken hearts

Mercy Kasito, 25, had a hard time accepting the death of a friend who succumbed to cancer last year. She suffered pain, denial and frustrations to the point of giving up on life. “Her death robbed me of the hope and belief of life after such a loss in particular pursuing my dreams. So, after…

Margaret Sapezeka: Executive director for Cise

It was early 2013 when Margaret Sapezeka volunteered as a community facilitator with Peace Corps Malawi, alongside other volunteers from the United States of America. However, they needed to work with a local youth non-governmental organisation (NGO) to implement their programmes in Mchinji. The Community Initiative for Social Empowerment (Cise) turned out to be the…

Youths corps impacting on communities

As youths continue to understand the need to impact on the lives of others, many of them have joined CorpsAfrica Malawi, becoming part of the solution to the challenges affecting their communities. Corps Africa is a non-profit organisation founded in 2011 by a former Peace Corps volunteer seeking to recognise and build on Peace Corps…

Bushiri prays for Malawi

  South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) on Saturday led Malawians in special prayers for his native country, urging mindset change to achieve positive transformation. Bushiri, fondly addressed as Major Prophet by his followers, said time has come for Malawians to stand up and contribute to changing their country…

  We have often heard people talk about things they do not like about their partners and assure themselves that they would change them once they get married. The wise say that no one can change another person, and that God can. The smartest thing anyone can do is to accept a partner the way…

Women gear up for ‘Duku’ tea party

Good food, glamorous outfits, empowering lessons, powerful speakers and engaging conversations will characterise the Ladies High Tea, an all women event slated for Saturday at Area 10’s Plot 474 in Lilongwe. One of the signatures in the dress code is a head wrap, which one of the organisers, Fawzia Osman, says is a way of…

11 models join Lilly Alfonso brand

  Lilly Alfonso (LA) Fashion and Design Company has added 11 more models to its brand to model the company’s garments. The fashion designer says with constant changes in fashion, Lilly Alfonso saw the need to have varying tastes in models to fit various images and looks from the company’s collection of garments. “Fashion changes…

Childhood cancer on the rise

  On November 21 2016, Megga Kandulu’s four-year-old son fell ill and she took her to a health centre. He tested negative for Malaria, but was prescribed injections for three days and Bactrim. Four days later, they returned as he never improved. “He was re-tested for Malaria and full blood count which showed his blood…

Help Kate get a kidney transplant

Four-year-old Kate likes to play with her dolls and dressing them up, just like any little girl her age. She is the princess of the Mtewa family living in Lilongwe. She has a beautiful life with her two siblings, a nine-year and six months old; and their single mother Prisca Mtewa. However, what Kate considered…

‘Marriage needs preparation’

Not long after getting married to her Mr Right, Gloria set her sights on the future and that vision included children. But as she drove toward those goals, her life—the good life she already had—was passing her by. Eventually, the two of them knew they could not keep pursuing parenthood. They both knew if they…

Marriam Lally: believing in the neglected and downtrodden

Inspired by her experience with children with Cerebral Palsy and Down’s syndrome she met when younger, Marriam Lally initiated an organisation offering rehabilitation, physiotherapy and nutrition to children with such conditions around Mpemba in Blantyre. She saw the stigma attached to these conditions, which is what motivated her to help. Her vision is to see…

Media equipped in gender laws

Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare says the media can play a crucial role in curbing gender-related problems rocking the country today. Speaking during a daylong training workshop for journalists on gender related laws, the ministry’s principal secretary Mary Shawa noted that countries that have attained gender equality have experienced fast economic growth.…

When the wife earns more

  In a conventional relationship, a man is supposed to be the provider and a protector. The woman is expected to be submissive to her husband. But what happens in a relationship in which the woman earns more than the man? Different views stemmed from random women interviewed. One of them notes that it only…

Tackling youth depression

  “I lost both parents and I have suffered from depression for a long time without realising that it was depression and an illness; but with the Nkhawa Njee radio programme, I managed to pick myself up and I am still at school. I am no longer worried and depressed”. These are the words from…