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Unika Charity Launch

Unika Charity to be launched soon in the

UK By Ian Carter Phiri

UK based charitable Organisation ‘Unika’ aimed at building a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued regardless of individual differences will be officially launched on November 21, at Dunstable Leisure Centre in Luton Bedfordshire United Kingdom from 1930 hrs till late.

The red – carpet event, expected to attract a cross -section of people, will be graced by the Mayor of Luton Borough, Cllr Mohammed Farooq as guest of honour. The event itself will be braced with lots of entertainment by Pamtengo Djs and live performances by UK based artists such as Londonspec, Boy Kingsley, Pamtengo Radio Dj/ singer and songwriter, Lungo of the Washaa fame and Gospel sensation and Pamtengo Radio Presenter, Sis Maneli.

Also performing on the night will be the Multi-talented Reggae Superstar, Mathias ‘Matty’ Julius, Upcoming Malawian Reggae star, Justice Madeya, AVM and the Ugandan duo, Biggyz Holiday and Rasta Soke.

The night will obviously be highly spiced up by popular radio personality compere, Tichafa ‘Tich Mataz’ Matambanazo flying from Harare who is expected to grace the night as special guest. The occasion will also have the Officials from the Malawi High Commission in attendance.

Munyaradzi ‘Wordplay’ Usuwana, a young gifted poet better known as ‘The Wordplay Poet’ on the Poetry circuit whom uses rhythm and acronyms to create inspirational messages. will also be yet another inspiration of the night.

Also featuring highly on the night will be the Raffle draw, with lots prices sponsored by Klassic Designs, Victoria Kitchen, World Cargo International just to mention a few amongst other sponsors.

To complement the occasion on the night, Unika will provide Buffet dinner served at £20 only a ticket and £40 for VIP, all inclusive. There will also be Cash bar provided. The event’s Director of Ceremonies will be Pamtengo Radio Personality and broadcaster, MC Chijota alongside fellow Presenter Empress Tricia.

Unika is well established charitable organisation with its objective to helping the elderly and the communities in the UK and other developing countries specifically Malawi in order to assist the vulnerable claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, said Founder and Trustee of Unika Charity, Munya Sajanga adding ‘thereby fostering dignified, secure, active and healthy lives’

Proceeds of the launch will go to hosting a Christmas dinner for the elderly and completion of Nathenje Borehole Project in Malawi. ‘’Our aim is to build a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued, their differences respected and their basic needs met so they can live a dignified life,” pointed out Sajanga who also owns the conglomerate of World Cargo International, Pamtengo Radio and Wakachere Limited.

Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time of the year for older people who live on their own around Luton and Dunstable, she said adding ”Right now they are said to be about 450,000 older people who spend their Christmas period on their own with no family or friends to visit them during the festive season.”

This, according to Sajanga, should be a day to bring immense joy and laughter. It is therefore incredibly sad to note that many older men and women have to spend their Christmas utterly alone thereby feeling their isolation even more acutely, she said

”It’s not right that any one should suffer such horrible loneliness especially when they could be among friends. So we are here to offer that friendship,” said the Unika Boss.

Commenting on the prospect of the event, Everjoy Kurangwah, one of the Organisers added: ”It is therefore in this vein that we are appealing to well wishers to respond with an act of kindness hence we would appreciate any donations that could enable us hold this event,” she said

For bookings to purchase tickets, people should do bank transfers and then endorse their names as reference. Unika Charity Banking details are available on the flyer attached to this article.

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ALTER EGO (WOMEN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)

ALTER EGO FLYERJoining the fight against domestic violence. Alter Ego is a programme aired every Monday 10 till 12noon on Pamtengo radio. This programme is designed to create awareness and educate anyone in the community who is subjected to domestic violence. Our main concern is to reach out the those individuals who are struggling to communicate due to language barriers.

Domestic violence is officially classified as “any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender or sexuality”.

We think of domestic violence as hitting, slapping and beating, but it can also include emotional abuse as well as forced marriage and so-called “honour crimes”.

 

It’s abuse if your partner or a family member:

•threatens you

•shoves or pushes you

•makes you fear for your physical safety

•puts you down, or attempts to undermine your self-esteem

•controls you, for example by stopping you seeing your friends and family

•is jealous and possessive, such as being suspicious of your friendships and conversations

•frightens you

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Where can you get help?

You don’t have to wait for an emergency situation to seek help. You can:

•talk to your doctor, health visitor or midwife , send a message via text  to us here on Alter Ego or via our facebook page.

•call 0808 2000 247 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0808 2000 247 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting, the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge (calls from a landline are free)

if you threaten danger immediately call the police at 999 . When the connection to the operator say “police” and enter your address. Even if you will not be able to explain what was going on patrol will be on the way.

You can also call the English helpline number:

0808 2000 247

Free-clock Helpline for Victims of Domestic Violence

(National Domestic Violence Helpline)

conducted through the cooperation of the Women’s Aid and Refuge

Call to this number are free from mobile homes and public telephone booths. This is not so in the case of mobile phones.

Calling C under this number can women and children who experience domestic violence. Use it can also be people who know the victims of violence and want for them to get information, and those who are providing assistance in this area deal with professionally.

People who do not know English, you can ask for an interpreter. This service is free. When you connect, say, “I need a translator for English” (I need a Polish translator) and enter your phone number. Advisor connects to the interpreter and call you back, and keep the translator will translate the conversation.

If you decide to leave

The first step in escaping an abusive situation is realising that you’re not alone and it’s not your fault. Try to get advice from an organisation such as Women’s Aid or Refuge before you go.

If you’re considering leaving, be careful who you tell. It’s important that your partner doesn’t know where you’re going. Planning is very important. If you decide to leave, it will help to take:

  • documents, including birth certificates for your children, passports, any medical records, benefits books, and mortgage or rent details
  • your address book
  • house keys
  • if you have young children: baby items, some clothes and a special toy for each child

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Unika constructs 7 boreholes to supply the Vulnerables with clean and safe drinking water in Nathenje, Malawi.

By Ian Carter Phiri


Founder and Trustee of UK based Unika charity, Munya Sajanga, who also owns the conglomerate of World Cargo International, Pamtengo Radio and Wakachere Limited, has expressed optimism at the steady progress of the construction of Seven boreholes for “Hope For The Elderly” which is underway to assist the elderly and the Vulnerable with clean and safe drinking water around communities in Nathenje, Lilongwe.

Unika is aimed at assisting older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty so that the vulnerable can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.

According to Sajanga the realisation is her ‘dream come true’ as this comes in awake following her successful visit to Malawi last year that concluded the registration process of her charity whose aim among other objectives is to support and improve the lives of the elderly and other vulnerable members of the society.

Popularly known as Lady Munya to her adoring fans, Sajanga says the construction of boreholes is such a milestone as this she says would cater for clean and safe drinking water for 15 surrounding villages. She therefore pointed out that this was a remarkable development and game changer for the communities around Nathenje specifically Phatha where people are used to drawing water from streams which she said was usually polluted and contaminated.

DSC03125“Am greatly overwhelmed with this development. Hence we are committed to serve these vulnerable people and uplift their lives for a better tomorrow,” she said.
Sajanga has always been instrumental in changing the lives of the vulnerable through goods and financial donations that she renders through shipment by her own organisation, World Cargo International.

In his remarks, CEO of Hope For The Elderly, Thomas Pondani said he was thrilled with the success of the project saying the prospects already proves a success referring to the three already dug boreholes which Pondani said were each measuring to 8 metres in depth with clean and flowing water, he said adding “We should expect to complete the whole project by next week.”

Pondani added “The boreholes will accommodate 15 villages around our impacted areas of Phatha with clean and safe drinking water unlike the unsafe water that the people are drinking as of now.
Hope For The Elderly is situated approximately Twenty – eight Kilometres away from Malawi’s Capital City, Lilongwe along the Lilongwe – Blantyre road. Unika and Hope For The Elderly are in work partnership to elevate and support the elderly and other Vulnerables.

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