Inspired by Jesus Christ’s Scripture in the New Testament, “give and you shall be given,” United Kingdom(UK)-based Priscilla Muyatwa took a humble initiative of establishing Noah Mapalo Centre, a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) which is reaching out to vulnerable societies.
Ms Muyatwa says Noah Mapalo aims to give vulnerable communities the dignity of finding sustainable, empowering solutions to their challenging situations.
And Muyatwa has paid special tribute to the young Gender Activist Tulani Tutu Banda for her distinguished works in the Zambian communities .
Meanwhile, Munali Member of Parliament Prof Nkandu Luo said Noah Mapalo’s generosity and policy to work in communities should be commended.
Speaking when Noah Mapalo donated sanitary towels to Step Up Youth Zambia Girls National Team and young girls in Mtendere at African Direction, Ms Muyatwa said the organisation’s current focus is on period poverty and also reflects on the importance of one having a tribe around them.
She urged Zambians(those who have) to give to the needy, saying God handsomely rewards those who give.
Muyatwa said it had always been her life desire to help vulnerable communities, saying her goal was achieved when she founded Noah Mapalo The word “Noah” is derived from the Bible while Mapalo is a bemba word which means gift.
“When I was growing up, I used to tell people that I want to be helping vulnerable people in society when I grow up,” Ms Muyatwa said, ” This is why, with co-operating partners, I hold dearly, we came up with Noah Mapalo which is touching lives,” she said.
Ms Muyatwa said she is lucky to have a husband who is on her side and has been very supportive to her charity works.
“He allows me to do my charity work because he knows I have a childhood passion to help the needy.”
The HIV and AIDS Higher Education/Higher Education Administration graduate at Thames Valley University showered praises on young Gender Based Violence(GBV) activist Tulani for coming up with innovative art(making traditional bungles from disposable plastic bottles).