Aug 21, 2023 | News

Malawi President Dr Lazarus MacCarthy Chakwera will on Saturday 26 August, 2023 attend the Malawi Youth Games fundraising dinner as guest of Honor at the Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) from 6:00pm.

The fundraising dinner has been organized by the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) in collaboration with the Institute of Marketing in Malawi (IMM) with the aim of raising funds towards the successful hosting of the 2023 games.

The Malawi Youth Games were introduced in 2021 by MNCS as a direct response to the huge outcry from the sports fraternity and general public which believes that the poor performance of our national teams and athletes at international competitions is as a result of the absence of school sport and the idleness at the grassroot level. The Malawi Youth Games acts as a vehicle for identifying and nurturing talent across the country as all schools both private and public from primary and secondary schools take part.

As part of the fundraising activities MNCS and IMM have organized a fund-raising dinner to be attended by the State President, His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera as guest of honor at Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) this coming Saturday 26th August 2023 from 6 pm. This dinner will be preceded by a golf tournament at Lilongwe Golf Club which will be graced by the State Vice President, Right Honorable Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima and will start on Saturday morning.

Institute of Marketing in Malawi Vice President and Chairperson of the fundraising committee, George Damson said that by partnering with Malawi National Council of Sports, IMM is helping the nation fulfil part of the MW2063 agenda where sport is considered as an important element of human health and development under the Human Capital Development enabler.

‘As IMM we are very committed to making sure that we play our role towards realization of MW2063 as part of our strategic plan. Earlier this year we partnered with the Ministry of Tourism in hosting a public lecture on the value of tourism to Malawi as a precursor the Takulandirani Tourism Expo. A few weeks ago, we hosted the Buy Malawi Town Hall which was attended by the Minister of Industry and Trade and other key stakeholders,’ explained Damson.

The Malawi Youth Games are in its third edition. The first edition took place in November 2021 and 7,150 schools across the county registered for the games, while 163,000 learners were involved in the games and 800 learners competed for national honors at the finals and the games were held under the theme ‘The future begins now’ and costed the council K150M.

The second edition took place in October, 2022 at the Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe. The second edition registered 11,200 schools, while 993,600 learners were involved in the games and 1,200 learners competed for national honors. The second edition was held under the tag line ‘Creating a winning nation’ and costed the Council MK240million.

The third edition started in April this year and the division finals to determine who will qualify for the national finals were held over the weekend.

Learners compete in different sporting codes which includes Football, Netball, Athletics, Volleyball, Basketball, Chess, and Swimming