Core Telecom is helping to end extreme poverty and hardship faced by Malawi’s 2,000,000 orphans and vulnerable children by backing Raising Malawi, an organisation created to support community-based organisations and non-government initiatives that offer sustainability to impoverished families.
Founded in 2006 by Madonna and Michael Berg, Raising Malawi supports schemes that provide children and caregivers with critical resources; including nutritious food, clothing, secure shelter, formal education, medical care as well as emotional care and psychosocial support. The most notable achievements have been the development of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls created to provide improved education facilities, a Millennium Promise Village developing communities and the Raising Malawi-Consol Homes Orphan Care providing basic care for children and vocational skills for caregivers.
Chief Executive of Core Telecom Mahmood Mazhar, having met with one of the founding members, was overwhelmed by the passion and dedication of the organisation, vowing to support them in all future endeavours.
“We feel honoured to help such a wonderful charity” says Leeds-based businessman Mazhar. “Malawi is the fourth poorest country in the world, any awareness and change Core Telecom’s donation brings is a step closer to achieving Raising Malawi’s goals.”