Rotary Club of Bwaila-Lilongwe beckons charity works
For many years, the Rotary Club of Bwaila-Lilongwe has donated items such as boreholes and medical equipment to hospitals across the country.
MALAWI: Richard Dilawo, President of the Rotary Club of Bwaila-Lilongwe, stated that his club is on a mission to carry out more charitable works that will help to transform the lives of vulnerable people in the country.
He made the remarks on Friday at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe when the Rotary Club of Bwaila-Lilongwe presented a wheelchair to Bertha Grecian, an 8-year-old girl from the Ntchisi district who has walking difficulties among other forms of disability.
Dilawo stated that as a rotary club, they will strive to reach out to vulnerable people in the country and provide them with the assistance that will help them change their lives.
“We cannot solve all the people’s problems in the world, but whatever we can, we will try to help those in need; if we cannot manage to help them we will be able to refer them to other people who can help and it is a little change to us that matters,” Dilawo said.
For a long time, the Rotary Club of Bwaila-Lilongwe has been donating items such as boreholes and medical equipment to various hospitals throughout the country.
The President expressed concern about the wheelchair donation after hearing Bertha's story.
“We got a call from a certain lady who was once approached by Bertha’s father asking for help concerning Bertha, who got disabled due to birth complications and she does not walk, or talk hence she lives a poor quality of life. We started fundraising amongst ourselves and within a few hours we collected more than the money we required to buy the wheelchair and we managed to purchase the wheelchair,” he said.
Receiving the donation, Bertha’s father, Grecian Kamkwanya expressed gratitude towards Rotary Club of Bwaila-Lilongwe’s gesture.
“I am very happy that my child has been assisted with a wheelchair, the child is mainly nursed by her older sister who is now 14 years old and it was difficult for her to help Bertha in terms of walking from one place to another, so the wheelchair has come at the right moment,” Kamkwanya said.