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Patience Namadingo to sing for street children

Musician Patience Namadingo is set to perform at a fundraising dinner dance at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe this coming Saturday.

The fundraising concert has been organised by Chisomo Children Club.

This comes as a response to Chisomo Children Club’s call for individuals, companies and organisations to give an ear to the voices of hundreds of street and vulnerable children, who are mostly excluded from healthcare delivery systems.

“The cry is loud, hearing the cry is not enough. It’s a call to action that all of us have to take, no time to seat back and wish someone somewhere to rise up and do something,” Namadingo said.

The musician, who is also set to perform at Zamfest in Lusaka Zambia later this month as well as in Germany and Switzerland in July, said:

“We are solutions to problems around us and each day we must help each other solve those challenges and that is exactly what I am doing.”

This is not the first time for the musician, who recently held performances with Lawi, to support such causes.

Namadingo raised funds for Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Children’s Ward in Blantyre.

A study conducted in 2015 by Chisomo Children’s Club in conjunction with the government and Unicef showed there are over 2,500 street children in Blantyre and over 3,000 in Lilongwe.

Chisomo Children’s Club acting Director, Richard Mdyetseni, hailed Namadingo for coming out to perform for the cause of street children.

“On April 12, the whole world’s attention was on a street child because it was Street Children Day, such kind of attention must be given to the health needs of street children not only on this day but often times,” Mdyetseni said.

He said his organisation has taken the strategic decision to have purpose-built clinics to address ailments faced by street and vulnerable children, immediate families and the community at large

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