ABOUT USIn southern Malawi, and precisely in Balaka, Father Mario Pacifici, Monfort missionary, arrived here thirty five years ago and founded with Cesare Castelli the "Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust" which now has nearly 700 workers. The Cooperative operates within four areas of development:
- People find jobs in the 33 activities of Andiamo, including health care, education, vocational training, construction, agriculture, mechanics, sports, and last but not the musical one. Precisely in this context born the Alleluya Band, a band created in 1978 as a church choir and now became the point of musical reference throughout Malawi. Our representative in Italy is Orizzonte Malawi onlus, that use the valuable collaboration of many associations:
Category Archives: Culture and Sport
Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust promotes activities designed to preserve and disseminate culture, customs and traditions that are part of the tribal history of the Malawian population, but also accompanies the new generations in modern cultural and artistic growth. Exist within the cooperative’s a school of music and a traditional dance with qualified teachers, open to all children in the community.
In this context work the Alleluya Band, the group of absolute relevance in music scene in Malawi that promotes, also through the tour in Italy, the traditional culture through songs and dances of pre-colonial tribes.
In connection with the Campus School and the local community, it promotes sport as a tool for education and training through the teaching of disciplines such as athletics, basketball, volleyball and football, and the encouragement of traditional sports such as net-ball.
Andiamo ground was a place to be on Saturday, 30 May 2015 as hundreds athletes from across Balaka district poured in to compete in the ninth edition of Andiamo Hope Trophy, an inter-schools athletics competition sponsored by Andiamo Youth Cooperative … Continue reading
Alleluya band’s annual tour to Italy this year aims at supporting Comfort Community Hospital which treats Under 15 children for free this is disclosed in Fr. Mario Pacifici’s Pentecost message. The hospital also gives food to the admitted children for … Continue reading
Kefasi Kasiteni of Andiamo Secondary School won the senior men 12 kilometres clocking 36:59:20 at this year’s Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region (CAASR) Cross Country Championship at Njamba Freedom Park on Saturday. Malawians dominated the cross-country that also pooled … Continue reading
Kefasi Kasiteni, a form 4 student at Andiamo Secondary School will represent Malawi at the Southern Africa Cross-Country on February 21 at Freedom Park in Blantyre. Kasiteni finished as the champion in the senior men’s category last week at a … Continue reading
For nine years we have brought together young athletes around Balaka through Andiamo Education Institutions (AEI) to compete for different prizes in the process we identify talents. This year we have gone national. Athletes around Malawi have gathered at Andiamo … Continue reading
After emerging winners of Chibuku road to fame music competition, Andiamo Music school Band has won the recognition of the national music body- Music Association of Malawi (MAM). “Moyo ndi Mpamba” campaign recently approached MAM to provide reputable bands and … Continue reading