Fundraising for 2013 AYD Summit in Ethiopia

Soon enough, I will fly to Malawi and stay there for a period of 3 months. There I will volunteer for and with a small but ambitious organisation called Surcod – Sustainable Rural Community Development. Let me tell you that I am really looking forward to it! The organisation’s founder and active leader, January Mvula, has many plans for the future of Surcod. But like many small-scale grassroots organisations of the kind, funding can become an issue.

Youth in Nsanje, Malawi. Source: Surcod's website

Youth in Nsanje, Malawi. Source: Surcod’s website

At the moment, January is planning to participate in the African Youth Development Summit that will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in October 2013. Not much time is left. As you may have understood, I am posting this article to, hopefully, increase January’s chances to find generous individuals willing to contribute to his participation in the summit. January told me himself that he strongly believes that his presence at the summit would assist him in planning and implementing youth-friendly activities as well as enable him to help the Malawi youth develop leadership skills. The stated purpose of the summit is “to provide a platform for youth and youth leaders to discuss and reflect on imminent issues faced in Africa, as a continent, and draw up opportunities to improve youth development towards achieving a sustainable future” (see NAYD website).

Read here the support letter addressed to January as a credential for him in his search for funding: AYD Summit Support Letter.

In order to contact January, you can use the following details:


Flyer, AYD summit, Addis Ababa, 2013

Flyer, AYD summit, Addis Ababa, 2013


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