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Blantyre-based organisation Rays of Hope that is aimed at uplifting the youth by among others teaching them the word of God, has organised a concert dubbed Nurture A Child Nourish the Nation this Sunday at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.

The organisation, which also pays school fees for needy students to further their studies, says the concert is part of generating funds to reach out to the needy.

“There is a lot that we are doing as an organisation basically we want to reach out to the needy out there hence and so this concert is part of raising funds to help us expand our programmes,” said the organisation’s Executive Director Willie Mpasuka.

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He said Rays of Hope is an organisation that was created by young people who are Christians and that since they started they have had a tremendous success and that as they are growing, they have realised that the need is huge.

“As young people we set up this organisation in 2009 after seeing lots of problems in the country ranging from economic to education. Right now we are reaching out to over 100 children and young people in Chilomoni, Blantyre coming from disadvantaged backgrounds but we want to reach out to more hence this concert,” said Mpasuka.

One of the artists who is set to perform at the concert Jew Chapomba said he is happy to be part of this show which is aimed at raising funds to go towards supporting the needy.

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“I am happy to be part of this show which is of great value. Rays of Hope is doing a commendable job of looking after children and young people. So I decided to use my talent to perform and help out and whenever I perform with fellow young people I get blessed,” said Chapomba.

DJ Kali real name Yamikani Kalizang’oma said he is looking forward to the best during the show and that he is excited to be part of this concert which will go along way in assisting the needy.

“In our communities we have lots of problems and what Rays of Hope is doing is something worth supporting. As an artist I have a duty to support such kind of events and I urge people to come and have fun,” he said.

The concert which will see people paying K1200 on the door and K900 advance tickets will feature several artists and they include Chapomba, DJ Kali, David Kalilani, Masomphenya, Estiner Katengeza, Patienc Namadingo and spoken word artists Muyanga, Sharon and Jedediah.

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