Old Mutual Sponsors Sanwecka with 7 Million Kwacha to Train Mzuzu Youths
Old Mutual's CEO, Mrs. Edith Jiya, confirmed sponsorship to increase youth employment and urban skills development for economic growth.
Mzuzu, Malawi - In a bid to empower the youth and boost employment opportunities in Mzuzu, the Old Mutual Group has provided a generous sponsorship of K7 million to Sanwecka, writes Tionge Hara.
The initiative aims to train 45 youths in various skills, with the hope of fostering economic growth in the region.
Old Mutual's Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Edith Jiya, confirmed the sponsorship, stating, "Our commitment is to increase the sources of employment in the country. We believe that investing in the skills of our youth, especially in urban areas, is crucial for the overall development of the economy."
Mrs. Jiya elaborated on the importance of skill development in the region, emphasising its potential to uplift communities and create sustainable employment opportunities.
Yotam Mtafya, Director of Parks, Leisure, and Environment at Mzuzu City Council, expressed gratitude to Old Mutual for their generous support.
He welcomed the initiative as a significant development for the city and encouraged the participating youth to make the most of the opportunity.
Gilbert Misinde, the Regional Manager of Sanwecka, encouraged the active participation of more women in the programme, highlighting the contributions women make regardless of gender-specific roles.
He also expressed gratitude to the Mzuzu City Council for their assistance in identifying eligible youth for the programme.
The event, marking the launch of this initiative, took place at the Information Region Offices in Mzuzu on September 16, 2023.
Old Mutual's commitment to empowering the youth began in Blantyre and Lilongwe and has now expanded to Mzuzu, furthering its mission to foster economic growth and employment opportunities across Malawi.