First Lady hails efforts to fight HIV/AIDS

Written by  McDonald Chiwayula

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika says the “Love Music Classroom Programme” is helping various schools to raise awareness about a number of cross cutting issues including sanitation and hygiene and HIV/AIDS in Malawi.

The First Lady interacting with Chinese students The First Lady interacting with Chinese students

Madame Professor Mutharika made the remarks during an interactive meeting with stakeholders on the initiative in Beijing, China, during an event aimed at discussing Malawi’s cooperation with China.

The initiative is championed by China Business Council and speaking during the meeting the First Lady hailed Harbin International School which is the 2018 champions of Public Benefit International Challenge (PBIC) for choosing Malawi as the country for the Love Music Classroom Programme.

The First Lady then commended students from the institution describing them as dedicated, motivated and inspired youth of China taking into account their hard work and competitiveness in the Public Benefit International Challenge. The initiative mobilizes resources to support fellow young people in Malawi and Africa at large.

Harbin Students behind Love Music Classroom Programme

Madame Mutharika further thanked the Chinese Embassy in Lilongwe for having supported the Love Music Classroom Programme when it was being launched in Lilongwe earlier this year.

Through the programme, Malawi received over 400 pieces of musical instruments which were distributed to six schools across the country. Other than developing and nurturing musical talent, the initiative seeks to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS among the country’s youths and inculcate high sanitation and self hygiene standards.

In conclusion, the First Lady said the overarching goal of the Love Music Classroom Programme augurs well with Beautify Malawi Trust objectives and in totality enhancing the bonds of friendship between Malawi and China.

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