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Meet “Play Centre” at Be More Race

Esther Kawale who owns Lilongwe Play Centre, the first kids play and amusement place in Lilongwe will be running at the Be More race on Sunday.
Kawale says she has joined the “Be More” race as a continuation of her fitness journey which started in 2016 after realizing that she needed to lose weight and stay healthy.
“I strongly believe that what doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you. I have been walking since 2016 and now I want to move on to a race and challenge myself to achieve a different target,” she says.

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Quench to rehydrate ‘Be More Race’

Premium still water brand Quench has joined Standard Bank’s “Be More” race as the official refreshment partner of the July 30 marathon.

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Lilongwe City mayor endorses Standard Bank “Be More Race”

As countdown to Standard Bank “Be More “Lilongwe race scheduled for July 30, 2017 continues, Lilongwe city mayor Desmomd Bikoko has officially endorsed the event to be hosted in the city.
Speaking to journalists in Lilongwe Bikoko welcomed the Standard Bank Marathon saying it would bring back life into the city.

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Running 21 Km to Go Back to School

Meet Wyson at the “Be More Race”

Wyson Jere, a house help in Lilongwe will be joining the Standard Bank sponsored “Be More” Marathon slated for July 30, 2017.
Born on June 2, 1995 in T/A Chigaru Blantyre, Wyson has always nurtured a dream to become a professional athlete.

He dropped out of school due to lack of tuition fees. He then left Blantyre in search of work to earn an income needed to support his family back home. Wyson also continues to pursue his dream of becoming a professional track man and body builder.

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Youth Entrepreneurship: Creating Opportunities to Build Mother Malawi

Half the population Of Malawi is comprised of young people. Currently the youth face diverse problems such as high unemployment rate, Social inequalities, low education, homelessness, gender discrimination. As such their transition to adulthood needs to be understood in the larger context.

Investing in the young people in terms of education, health and economic empowerment could result in an increased share of the working-age which can foster economic growth. Hence the serious need to look into cultivating the entrepreneurial culture among them.

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Standard Bank Malawi invests in Global Fund to help fight dreaded diseases

Standard Bank Malawi is working closely with The Global Fund, an international organisation dedicated to eliminating the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria across Africa.

The bank manages the accounts for Action Aid and World Vision International, the Fund’s two principal recipients and partners in the country.

As part of the collaboration, the bank recently funded a training programme in financial management for 31 participants from Action Aid. A similar training will be implemented for Malawi’s health ministry in December.

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Standard Bank Malawi invests in Global Fund to help fight dread diseases

Standard Bank Malawi is working closely with The Global Fund, an international organisation dedicated to eliminating the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria across Africa.

The bank manages the accounts for Action Aid and World Vision International, the Fund’s two principal recipients and partners in the country.

As part of the collaboration, the bank recently funded a training programme in financial management for 31 participants from Action Aid. A similar training will be implemented for Malawi’s health ministry in December.

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Win shopping vouchers this season!

Want to shop some more this season? Here's something you can do to win a K50,000 shopping voucher. Simply take part in our #FacebookFanaticSelfie competition by following these simple steps:

• Like our page and share this #FacebookFanaticSelfie competition post

• Take a selfie in front of any Standard Bank branch or ATM;

• Post it on Facebook using the hashtag #FacebookFanaticSelfie then invite your family and friends to like your selfie.

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It's More Than Music: Elson Kambalu to exhibit at Blue Mingoli concert

Standard Bank will partner Malawi’s internationally acclaimed painter and exhibitionist - Elson Kambalu for the ‘Blue Mingoli’ Music concert scheduled for November 5, 2016 at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

Unveiling Kambalu of Art House Africa, Standard Bank Head of Marketing Thoko Unyolo said the partnership is in line with this year’s Blue Mingoli theme of “More than Music.”

She said Kambalu will lead other artists under Art House Africa to exhibit a collection of paintings and sculpture during the concert, which is now in its fourth year.

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Sing-2-win a #BlueMingoli ticket

You can win a ticket to the 2016 Blue Mingoli concert by taking part in our singing competition. Here's how:

1. 'Like' our Facebook page - Standard Bank Malawi (if you haven’t done so);

2. Share our #BlueMingoliCompetition post;

3. Post on Facebook, a video or an audio of yourself singing a song by Zonke or Patience Namadingo;

4. Use the hashtags: #BlueMingoliCompetition #MoreThanMusic and the title of the song (for example #DearChild or #Sinjenjemela ;

5. Get your family and friends to like your #BlueMingoliCompetition post;

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