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News   Hazviperi Mbizi   August 31, 2020
PIC: Morta receiving her prizes from President Chakwera
A 17-year-old second year student, Shameemah Morta, who is studying Bachelor of Science in Architecture at The Malawi Polytechnic has received various prizes for attaining the first position in the Art Category of the National Planning Competition.

Presenting the prizes was the President of Malawi Dr Lazarus Chakwera at the First Annual National Development Conference which took place on August 27th 2020 at the Bingu International Conference Centre.

The competition requested for entries from the youth aged 10 to 25, to share their vision of a Malawi they would like to have by 2063 and how that can be achieved.

“I happened to see the call in a newspaper and was really inspired by the mere fact that the task and opportunity was offered to the youth hence my participation,” She explained.

Morta’s  entry was an Abstract Drawing Artwork which portrayed the main theme that centers on how Malawi  can be developed if every citizen participates in building it.

The excited Architect in the making described the whole experience as thrilling.

“I feel very honored that my ideas have been considered for the well-being of my country. It is an experience that has motivated me to improve myself, my society which in turn will help improve my country,” Morta added.

According to the NPC Communications Specialist Thom Khanje, entries were assessed for their relevance, articulation, creativity and uniqueness. 

“With support from our partners UNICEF, World Bank, USAID, National Youth Council and SeedCo, we have given out appropriate and befitting prizes for all the winners and their runners up such as school supplies, e-learning gadgets and cash to support their other educational needs.” Khanje said.

Morta said she thanks God for taking her through to this point.  She is also thankful to NPC for offering such a great opportunity to the youth. She further acknowledges her parents, friends and siblings for the encouragement, support and believing in her dreams. 


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