Lighthouse through its Community Health Services organizes an annual get-together function for its volunteers from 19 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that it works with in Lilongwe City. This function brings all the volunteers to one place as one body. The aim of the function is to give them room to showcase and publicize activities which they do in their respective communities whilst delivering quality community home based care services to patients. This function also helps them to check the progress of their activities and re-plan for the future. This is one of the many ways through which CBOs provide feedback to their partners who include Lighthouse and the communities at large.

t’s time for action and moving forward - the Lighthouse executive Director Prof. Sam Phiri sets the motion during the Big Walk.

Previous functions have been held at various places such as Masintha ground in Kawale, and Chipala Primary School ground in Area 50. The themes change annually, and are usually in line with the AIDS Day theme of the previous year and activities include: a sensitization Big Walk, viewing of volunteer exhibitions and open air activities.

 

Community volunteers and Lighthouse staff taking the floor

 

Annually, CBOs compete for a trophy as part of promoting growth among them. The winner for 2015 was Chilumba CBO who went away with the trophy and MK500 000.00 cash prize.

 

Chilumba CBO   receiving a K500 000.00 cheque with a trophy