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For a good cause: philanthropy–Kudos Gwamba

by Harold Kapindu

Companies, profit making organizations are obliged to perform Corporate Social Responsibilities known by the acronym (CSR), a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable either to itself, its stakeholders, or the public.

We have relatively witnessed, in recent times, the concept of philanthropy becoming popular in developed nations.

Billionaires, John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller University, George Soros estimated to have donated more than US$6 billion, often through the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations, Elon Musk, Bill Miranda Gates, Warren Buffet are a few of some well known philanthropists in the world.

Then, there are also notable philanthropists and well known celebrities like Alicia Keys, Angelina Jolie, Bono, George Clooney, Elton John, Chris Martin who have respective foundations helping the underprivileged and vulnerable groups around the world.

Following their international counterparts, local artists have also embarked on philanthropic, or rather charity initiatives by giving back to communities in one way or the other.

Gwamba is an outstanding example of one committed to charity work.

Just to mention a few, Gwamba has initiated and implemented The 2016 One Million Kwacha Jesus is My Boss Football and Netball Trophy in area 18, 2017 Two Million Kwacha Football and Netball Trophy in area 18, 2017 One Million Kwacha football and Netball trophy in Ntcheu.

Gwamba further made a donation of 500,000 Kwacha at Pashello charitable trust in Chikwawa in 2016, a donation of Two million Kwacha to Pashello charitable trust in 2018, a donation of Three Million Kwacha of Pashello charitable trust in 2019.

He is also a Founder of Feed The Streets Campaign aimed at cherishing the less privileged during the festive season, launched in 2013.

Fredokiss has a Fredokiss scholarship and ghetto shoulder initiative helping rural and semi-urban underprivileged with academic scholarships across the country.

Thumbs up also to DJ Wayne and Dancehall artist Blasto who have recently donated assorted items to Kamuzu Central Hospital and Lilongwe L.E.A. respectively.

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