Thursday, July 18, 2024

First Lady Monica Chakwera Encourages Women’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Madam Monica Chakwera

The First Lady of the Republic, Madame Monica Chakwera, has encouraged women in the nation to overcome obstacles and engage in diverse economic activities aimed at enhancing the living conditions of their families and society.

Madam Chakwera delivered this message in Lilongwe during the official launch of a book titled “Woman of Noble Character,” authored by Reverend Rebecca Banda. The book inspires and challenges women to discover their purpose in society by embodying qualities such as hard work, faithfulness, honesty, and contributing to the betterment of living conditions for underprivileged children and their communities.

During the book launch, Madam Chakwera praised the author for urging women to rise and address contemporary challenges while also emphasizing the importance of becoming beacons of hope and role models for the younger generation.

In terms of economic empowerment, the First Lady advised women to actively participate in various activities, positioning themselves as key contributors to the realization of Malawi’s 2063 aspirations.

“This book comes on time. It is a yardstick to guide us women to ask ourselves questions about specific qualities that we need to continuously seek after, polish and emulate for future generations. The book, Women of Noble Character challenges us to remember that our characters are crucial for the younger generations to emulate,” said Madam Chakwera.

For her part, the author Reverend Rebecca Banda said the book is intended to help women change their mindset and re-discover their role of mentoring the youth and transforming lives of the underprivileged.

“I have a passion to help underprivileged women and children hence the book mobilises women to care for these groups while imparting the same passion and lessons to the youth,“ said Reverend Banda of the Assemblies of God.

Meanwhile, part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Haven of Hope Lay Training Centre at Chitipi in Lilongwe, which provides business capacity for widows.


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