BY BLESSINGS KAPINA
A Christian charity organization based in Lilongwe, Gate Way of Hope Malawi has organized a fundraising valentine dinner and dance towards victims of human trafficking in Malawi.
The dinner and dance will be held on February 14, 2020, at 6pm at the Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.
Chairperson of Gate Way of Hope Malawi, Memory Chisenga said the dinner and dance seeks to raise funds for the victims of trafficking towards the construction of shelters that will help accommodate them while they are repatriated and rescued back home.
“We are concerned with the situation of the victims of trafficking persons in Malawi especially women, girls and children, as we all know as a country, victims that are rescued back home are supposed to go to shelters.
“Some call them safe homes but currently as a country we don’t have shelters where victims are to be accommodated while waiting to settle down,” Chisenga said.
She said that Gate Way thought of activities that would help them raise funds towards this course and their first activity they have organized is the fundraising dinner and dance that is taking place on Valentine’s Day where people will celebrate love and cherish each other.
“We thought it wise that Valentine’s Day would also be a great time for us to bring people together, companies and organisations that will be our partners in future to help us raise funds supporting and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking in Malawi,” she said.
She added that currently the situation is very sad, reports indicate that some are committing suicide because they feel that their future is gone and traffickers will continue tracking them down if they don’t go anywhere safer.
She pointed out that it is their responsibility to make sure victims are in a safe place, go through rehabilitations and counseling so that they are ready to move with their lives after this.
During the dinner and dance, a company with K200,000.00 will get VIP seat, bring along with their banner given time to talk about what they do as well as a couple with K50, 000.00 ticket for two people will participate in romantic games, dance, win gifts and take memorable pictures on a valentine photo booth.