This coming Saturday while family, friends and supporters tackle the Blackstairs Mountains in Ireland to raise funds to support our work in Malawi, the IRLI lawyers will take on Ngala Mountain located on the outskirts of Lilongwe.
Ngala holds a special place for us here in Malawi because it is this mountain that we scaled with some of the vulnerable children that we work with. This mountain represents a turning point in their lives as they are taken here by us when they successfully complete the 12 week behaviour change programme as part of their diversion conditions from police custody. For many of these children this will be the first time that there are treated to a weekend of fun as a reward for their hard work.
Ngala is a tough climb with steep sheer slopes and will take us approximately 2 hours to summit. We are being welcomed by Chief Mkanga and are excited to return to the mountain that holds many fond memories for us.
Best of luck with the climb in Ireland and we will be sure to let you know how we get on here in Malawi!!
Ruth and Eithne