Group Chief Executive Officer, Edith Jiya, presented a K2 million donation to Save the Children, as part of contribution towards the COVID-19 emergency response for Malawi initiative.
“We trust this amount will assist to meet the initiative which we are happy to be associated with as they directly impact children; our future customer.” she said, while outlining that the donation is part of the MK29.1 Million that the firm has pledged to various hospitals nationwide and Free Life Cover to the Malawi’s Front liners n fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Receiving the donation was Save the Chirdren’s Country Director, Kim Koch, who said the gesture will help children with disabilities among others and will save the children from sexual exploitation as they are in their homes. On the other hand, Executive Director of Community Action for Sustainable Development Organization, David Chidakwa, said the money will not only help children in Neno but also those in areas surrounding the district. “There is a community radio in Neno which we will use to disseminate messages about child protection. This message will reach to listeners outside the district; thereby, benefiting more children. Children here face a lot of challenges emanating from poor road networks that makes it difficult for them to access schools, for example,” he said.
Meanwhile, Old Mutual is celebrating 175 years in existence, having been found in 1845.