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International Day For Elderly people 2019

By Magelegele

Theme : “The Journey to Age Equality

Friends for the Elderly (FFTE) was established with the goal to ensure that the life
of the elderly people is transformed economically, socially and culturally. FFTE’s
mission entails mobilizing the public to stand up for the elderly people and
empower them economically, socially and culturally. FFTE recognizes that the
elderly are an asset to society and can contribute significantly to the development
process.


By resolution 45/106 of 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly
designated 1 October as the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). This day
aims to recognize that
a)the elderly are an asset to society who can contribute significantly to the
development process, and
b)the complexity and rapidity of the aging of the world’s population and the need
to have a common basis and frame of reference for the protection and promotion
of the rights of the elderly, including the contribution that the elderly can and
should make to society..


FFTE will join the international community in commemorating this day on
1October 2019. Commemorating the IDOP is the first of its kind in Malawi. We are
looking at raising at least MK8,605, 000. 00 for the commemoration.
We cannot meet our goal without the help of the corporate world like you. By
giving to IDOP, you will be able to help us accomplish our goal, assist our senior
citizens in the communities, save lives and make them realize that they are a
great asset to national development.
In appreciation of your anticipated donation, FFTE would like to offer you space
to advertise on the event and will recognize you in media adverts for sponsor the commemoration.

We hope we can count on your help to make this event one
of the best.
Please send your donation to the following account or in cheque.
Name : First Capital Bank (FCB)
ACC NO : 0002502005491
Acc Name : Friends For The Elderly
Branch : Lilongwe
Thank you in advance for your sponsorship. We hope to see you at the IDOP

Malawi Freedom Network
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