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June 20, 2013 | Africa: Malawi

Doing Serious Work With Lions Clubs in Malawi

By Meredith Ciaccia

Special Olympics Malawi and the Lions Clubs of Malawi have formed a national partnership agreement – the first between the two organizations in Africa. “Lions Clubs stands committed to serving all those in need in our communities. This is serious work…Special Olympics athletes can depend on the support of the Lions Clubs of Malawi…” said District Governor Ndala. In the presence of Special Olympics Malawi Chairman Peter Mazunda, athlete Innocent Chilongo, and Lions Clubs District Governor Clement Ndala, the agreement was signed into action at the Lions Clubs Multiple District 412 Convention. The agreement creates the capacity for Special Olympics athletes to receive free follow up health interventions through Lions Clubs Eye Hospitals, an extension of the Opening Eyes vision screening. The agreement also increases volunteer opportunities for Lions Clubs members in Special Olympics Malawi activities, such as family health education seminars, sporting event, health screenings, and youth activation activities.

About Meredith Ciaccia: I am the Global Development and Government Relations Coordinator at Special Olympics International.

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