in the K20 Million Ziphuphu Njee 2023 football and netball tournament for Zomba
secondary schools, have praised the Institute of Public Opinion and Research
(IPOR) for financing the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) anti-graft
In the tournament,
IPOR collaborated with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the Ministry of
Education through the Malawi Secondary Schools Sports Association (MASSSA) and
other like-minded partners.
ACB Director General,
Ms. Martha Chizuma, who was guest of honour at the final games held at the
Zomba Police Mess Ground, praised IPOR for bankrolling the initiative which
engaged learners in an outside classroom atmosphere.
She described the
tournament as a unique tool in the fight against corruption, that enhanced the
dissemination of anti-corruption messages amongst the youth. Ms. Chizuma called
for the private sector to emulate IPOR in the replication of the activities in
Director of Strategy
and Management at IPOR, Professor Blessings Chinsinga, said as an organisation
they are proud to have succeeded in the implementation of the tournament in
line with the Institute’s CSR objectives.
He said: “Our
collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Bureau for the tournament is a testament
to our commitment to address the root causes of corruption and invest in our
future. Sports, with its excitement and passion, provide a unique platform to
engage our youth in this noble cause”.
The South East
Education Division Manager, Mr. Mac Auden Msakatiza, commended IPOR for
considering to support the anti-corruption knowledge dissemination drive in
secondary schools, citing sports as a unifying tool, hence pleaded for the
tournament to be held annually.
During the final
games, Chirunga Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) won by18 baskets against
9 scored by Balamanja CDSS in netball. In football, Songani CDSS won by 3 goals
to 2 against Cobbe CDSS. On third place netball, Malindi Secondary School won
by 21 baskets against 20 scored by Luntha CDSS and in football, Malindi
Secondary School beat Namitembo CDSS by 3 goals to nil.
First place winners
for both football and netball went away with laboratory equipment worth K1.5
million, second place winners received equipment worth K1 Million while third
place winners received K500, 000 worth of equipment. There were also individual
prizes in various categories.
The key objective was
to ensure that the lessons from the anti-corruption messages, will mold the
learners into responsible and ethical citizens, thereby contributing positively
to the growth and prosperity of Malawi.
commenced on 4 November 2023 and ended on 20 January 2024. It had 60
participating secondary schools.
We are holding a two-day (1 - 2 December, 2023) Field Research for Beginners short course in Zomba. The training has drawn together participants from various academic fields.
During the opening of the training session, IPOR's Director of Research and Operations, Dr. Boniface Dulani, facilitated on the basics of field research, to lay a solid background for the short course.
Taking his turn, Director of Training and Programs at IPOR, Dr. Michael Chasukwa, facilitated on how to conduct data collection in qualitative and quantitative research, in relation to practical field work.