The Rotaract Club of Lilongwe is hosting a fundraiser called Denim and Diamonds Poetry and Acoustic night for their Senti peri-urban project at Crossroads Hotel Auditorium on Saturday, May 30th.

The event will be see performances by some of Malawi’s finest artists, which include Q Malewezi, Nyamalikiti Nthiwatiwa, George Kalukusha, Yolanda Kauma, Isabel Kumwembe, Robert Chiwamba and many more. There will also be an open mic for patrons to showcase their various talents.

Tickets to the event which starts at 7PM, are going at MK3, 000 only and are available for sale at Crossroads Hotel Business Centre and The Living Room Café.

Senti is located just outside Area 18, Lilongwe; the community has a population of an estimated 13,530 people, living in over 500 households, with an average six members and at least 4 to 5 households. Most of the community members find informal employment in the city and walk long distances to get to work. Senti has no public schools or health center; the nearest public primary school “Chatuwa” is located in area 18 and the nearest public secondary school is “Bwaila” which is located five kilometers from the settlement.

The project will see 40 young people equipped with vocational skills using well-known local artisan(s) from within the community who will provide the training to them. The young people will also be given equipment and start up tools which they are going to use to assist their community. Following the training, the plan is to put the skills to use immediately by getting the trained young people to volunteer in building a community multipurpose center.

The project’s time frame is 2 years with a budget of at least MK 4 million. Several initiatives have been carried out to raise these funds including a car wash that was carried out in April. The Club is also extending their intent to various organizations who may want to support the initiative. Their latest event, Denim and Diamonds Poetry and Acoustic night, will not only provide families a chance to engage themselves in a fun night of beautiful soothing music and poetry, the event will also allow the club to raise a portion on the much needed funds. Everything raised will go towards the after school tuition, reading classes and mentorship program of the youth from the Senti Community, as package that is incorporated in the construction efforts of the  community and vocational skills center.

The club members at an earlier fundraiser at City Mall, Lilongwe
The club members at an earlier fundraiser at City Mall, Lilongwe

The Rotaract Club of Lilongwe is youth arm of Rotary International for young people aged 18-30. The club focuses on community and international service as well as professional development. Rotaract Club of Lilongwe is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lilongwe.


Come on out to listen to some talented people jam, enjoy a few drinks, and help support the project.

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