NICO Life and NICO Pension jointly donated K2 million to assist Development Aid for People to People (DAPP) Malawi in support of the organisation’s COVID-19 activities in Machinga communities where it is carrying out a nutrition programme for Under-5 children.
Receiving the donation, DAPP Malawi’s head of programmes Moses Chibwana said they intend to sensitise parents of the children in the communities they are working to continue adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures. He said it was important for the communities to continue adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures even though reports indicate that the country is currently registering low occurrences of the pandemic.
“We appreciate the support from NICO Life and NICO Pension because together we are going to win the fight against COVID-19, which has affected the country in many ways.
Thus, Chibwana said there is need to continue sensitising people on adhering to the preventive measures to avoid recurrences of the pandemic in vulnerable communities.
“This support will go a long way to empower the communities so that they are not affected by the pandemic further and will help us effectively carry out the nutritional project we have in Machinga’s Traditional Authority Nyambi.”
He said they are carrying out their nutritional project — that reaches out to over 12,600 families, in partnership with other stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health through Nkwepele Health Centre.
Eric Chapola the CEO for NICO Life Insurance Company said they felt duty bound to assist DAPP in appreciation of the supremacy of their efforts in making sure the pandemic is minimized and eliminated altogether.