WALK FOR HUNGER DATE SET

Swazi Observer - - FRONT PAGE - By Nozipho Sibiya

THIS year’s Walk for Hunger is sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 29 at the Somhlolo Na­tional Sta­dium.

The Walk For Hunger event was an­nounced by Deputy Prime Min­is­ter (DPM) Paul Dlamini yes­ter­day in his of­fices in Mba­bane.

Present dur­ing the launch and an­nounce­ment of the dates was Swazi MTN Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Am­brose Dlamini, who is also Chair­man of the Esi­co­jeni Foun­da­tion.

He urged the na­tion to at­tend the event without fail. He said this would go a long way in help­ing the needy to get as­sis­tance of any kind. The DPM also urged the me­dia to cover the event so that peo­ple could be aware of what the Swazis would be do­ing to help the needy.

“The event is or­gan­ised by Esi­co­jeni Foun­da­tion, which was es­tab­lished by His Majesty King Mswati III, of which he is also a Pa­tron. It is im­por­tant that Swazis at­tend such an event without fail,” Dlamini said.

Esi­co­jeni is a pri­vate sec­tor driven ini­tia­tive, whose ac­tiv­i­ties are co­or­di­nated by a Steer­ing Com­mit­tee.

It is a fo­rum for like-minded in­di­vid­ual and busi­nesses that act to­gether to con­trib­ute to con­trib­ute to achieve the vi­sion of His Majesty and erad­i­cate hunger amongst most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in Swazi­land by 2022. Last year, the Foun­da­tion cel­e­brated 10 years of ex­is­tence.

The Foun­da­tion has es­tab­lished a num­ber of projects to ful­fil its ob­jec­tive. The es­tab­lish­ment of school gar­dens and small ir­ri­ga­tion projects is funded by Esi­co­jeni Foun­da­tion and im­ple­mented by Save the Chil­dren as an ini­tia­tive aimed at en­hanc­ing ac­cess to nu­tri­tious food.

It is a fo­rum for like-minded in­di­vid­ual and busi­nesses that act to­gether to con­trib­ute to con­trib­ute to achieve the vi­sion of His Majesty and erad­i­cate hunger amongst most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in Swazi­land by 2022

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