Mangochi: A group of Malawian Urban music artists have embarked on a project called ‘Charity Begins at Home’ which is aimed at mobilizing funds and material support to be donated to orphanages in some districts in the country, including Mangochi.
One of the artists, Lackson Kamwendo fondly known as Lackie in the Urban music circles, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the other artists in the project include Biscuit Music of the Kalikhenge fame, Leumas of Give All to Me hit in which Theo Thomson featured, Queen B of Ndadutsa Pompo, Chavura, Icon, Emcee and Bon Chris.
Lackie said the group had already mobilized food, clothes, learning materials and other items to be donated to the first orphanage, thus Open Arms in Mangochi on June 30, 2018.
Our aim is to cheer up the children in orphanages and show them love through the material support that we believe will meet some of their basic needs, said Lackie.
He added: After the donation on June 30, we will hold a grand show at Mangochi Stadium to entertain our fans in the district who we know are thirsty for our music.
According to the artist, Charity Begins at Home project is being sponsored by Mike Mlombwa’s Countrywide Car Hire and other well-wishers with a feeling to help needy people in society.
He added that the project is expected to spread out to other districts where donations to orphanages and urban music shows would be dished out to fan lovers.
Meanwhile, Director of Open Arms Orphanage in Mangochi, Felix Chirombo has hailed the urban music group of artists for earmarking the institution for the donation, saying it would help the children in many ways than one.
Our children are lacking in many ways and I would like to appeal to all well-wishers in various fields to emulate the gesture by the artists and reach out to as many needy children as possible throughout the country, said Chirombo
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA