Afternoon Tea with the First Lady of Malawi and women in the Malawi diaspora

With the Deputy Lord Provost of Edinburgh and the Association of Malawians in Scotland, the Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) was delighted to host a special afternoon tea, primarily for the women in the Malawi diaspora to meet the First Lady of Malawi and learn about the First Lady’s charitable foundation.

UK time 13:30 – 15:30
Location Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

The First Lady of Malawi spoke passionately about her ‘Shaping Our Future Foundation’, her own personal story growing up in poverty in a Malawian village, and the importance of supporting young girls’ education. Depute Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Joan Griffiths MBE, spoke of the City of Edinburgh’s support for the bilateral relationship and Chair of the Association of Malawians in Scotland, Joyce Juma-Phiri, spoke about the Association’s work and the vital role of the diaspora in the bilateral relationship.

Dr Emily Broadis spoke of the work with the Malawi Burns Unit and Mrs Gertrude Kadzuwa read an inspiring poem written for the occasion.

The SMP is proud to work closely with the Association of Malawians in Scotland and to fund this event in appreciation of the essential role of the Malawian diaspora community.

The meeting had a strong focus on the First Lady’s work through the ‘Shaping the Future Foundation’ (click here for their freshly launched website, here for their Profile and Strategic Plan.

Download the presentation by MacDuff Phiri on the Shaping Our Future Foundation here.

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