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Muslim World League proven true friend of Malawi Children: World Children’s Day

Abida Mia representing First Lady Monica Chakwera

Malawi marked World Children’s Day in Salima in collaboration with the Muslim World League, celebrating the occasion on the 19th of November, 2023, a day before the official date. World Children’s Day, established in 1954, is observed on the 20th of November annually, emphasizing global unity, raising awareness about children’s issues, and enhancing their well-being. This year’s theme is “For every child, every right.”

The commemoration followed the launch of the Muslim World League Orphan Allowances Programme 2023 at BICC in Lilongwe, presided over by the First Lady, Madame Monica Chakwera. The Muslim World League allocated a budget of 8.5 Billion Kwacha for the program over the next 12 months, benefiting over 6,000 children, with the First Lady serving as its Patron.

The Salima event, held at the Salima Muslim Center, featured the representation of the First Lady by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Honourable Abida Sidik Mia. She expressed appreciation for the Muslim World League’s ongoing support and commended the United Nations for designating the 20th of November as World Children’s Day.

Minister Mia urged attendees to heed the First Lady’s message by remembering the children beyond the commemorative day and emphasized the importance of responsible fund utilization. The event, graced by the Morrocan Ambassador to Malawi, Abdelkader Naji, Muslim World League Senior Officials, Gerald Phiri, MP, and local participants, was characterized by its vibrant and festive atmosphere.

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