PSI’s ‘Tili Bo’ contest comes down to Blantyre
Population Services International (PSI) ‘Tili Bo’ competition storms the commercial city of Blantyre this coming Saturday.
According to a statement from PSI, the competition on Saturday will see 15 groups that qualified during the regional level from Mwanza Blantyre, Neno, Thyolo and Machinga battling it out at Blantyre Youth Centre.
The statement says that during the battle, three winners will be selected to go to the grand finale slated for December 19, 2015 in Lilongwe.
Apart from the audience being treated to the competiton, there will also be performances from Urban Music Party (UMP) New Artist Award winner Sangie and ‘Nalelo,’ star Nepman.
During the event PSI Malawi will also provide free Voluntary Male medical Circumcision (VMMC), free family planning services and free HIV testing.
According to PSI Malawi’s Virginia Khunguni, three winners during the grand finale in December will be awarded with Education Grants from PSI Malawi.
Khunguni said PSI Malawi in June this year launched a campaign called ‘Tili Bo,’ aimed at giving young people sexual reproductive health messages in order to reduce unplanned pregnancies and the spread of HIV.
The campaign according to her, is being conducted through a National talent competition which is also called ‘Tili Bo,’ and has young people from the targeted districts of the Youth Alert project which are Blantyre, Thyolo, Mzimba North and South, Ntcheu, Ntchisi, Machinga, Mwanza, Neno, Rumphi and Likoma.
She said the young people were not limited in showing talent as the competition was open to any talent which has seen them coming out with poems, contemporary dances, music, acrobatics and drama among others.
Khunguni said in order for them to reach out to a large number of young people, the campaign is also using five of the country’s youthful artists namely Piksy, Sangie, Nepman, Diktator and Skeffa.
The five artists have since come up with an album titled ‘Tili Bo’, which has songs that are encouraging young people to go for HIV testing and encourage each other in their relationships to use contraception.
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