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Fikelephi Jackson pre-launches her charity: Against all odds still standing
23 Sep 2013 at 10:56hrs | Views
Fikelephi Jackson is an author of her first book titled Against All Odds I survived. Fikelephi has announced her existence in the literary world in a profound manner.
Her hallmark is distinguished by excellence and elegance. Those who graced the pre-launch today at the Hilton Hotel in Dartford will testify to the excellence and elegance alluded to here.
High profile personnel were in attendance, the representative of the Malawi High Commission Ms Mercy Tahuna was in full force and in support of the work spearheaded by Fikelephi Jackson and her team at Against All Odds Still Standing. Mrs Jackson was proud to welcome the Malawian representative and to thank the Country's President for her invite, which she gladly accepted. "Mrs Banda is an amazing woman whose interests in the safety, empowerment and the general welfare of women is unparalleled in the African continent" Mrs Jackson enthused.
Pastor Obert Nkala and his famous wife Mantongade were in also in attendance, including pastor Ndlovu who prayed for those who will be travelling to Malawi. Musicians and poets were in full force. Mantongade later on moved the whole house through her powerful music.
Mrs Jackson's sentiments were corroborated by Mrs Samukeliso Tennyson, who is a specialist Midwife, who will also form part of the entourage to Malawi. Mrs Tennyson's speech was factual and academically grounded on latest research findings, findings which clearly revealed the improvement in the lives of expectant mothers in Malawi.
Mrs Tennyson pointed out that last year she organised midwives in the UK and travelled to Bulawayo and volunteered their professional services at Impilo Hospital. She said that after the trip to Malawi they will be back at Impilo Hospital with more midwives.
Against All Odds Still Standing is a new Charity organisation which will be launched next year on the 27th April 2014. The Charity has already started working, today as a means of raising funds, Against All Odds Still Standing organised a dinner function which was well attended and Mrs Jackson's book Against All Odds I survived was on sale. Another lady responsible for fundraising led an interesting session, where she pledged to purchase the book at the cost of √Ç¬£30, people kept on out-pledging her like in an auction and the book went at √Ç¬£50. The retail price of the book is √Ç¬£9.99. Some people were buying 3 books a √Ç¬£20 each, some at √Ç¬£30 each. I am sure that the Charity managed to raise a good sum of money. With visionary people like Fikelephi at the helm it is no wonder that the Charity will only grow from strength to strength.
Ms Chinzou, a very young and beautiful lady articulated the mission of the organisation in an amazing way, she said of the logo "The logo for Against All Odds Still Standing is that of an eagle, an eagle stands for freedom, in spite of its enormous size, the eagle still takes flight seemingly effortlessly. Lesson:-Don't allow the illusion of limitation to ground your flight"
"Against All Odds Still Standing's mission is to empower victims mainly of domestic abuse, rebuild lives and restore hope" Ms Chinzou explained.
Source - Thulani Nkala