Coordinator Mwaba Mwaba said “We are looking at the opportunity to market Zambia’s art and cultural potential at the forthcoming competition in UK. This is an opportunity for the country to showcase itself as a centre for excellence in culture and art,” she said.
And Barclays board member Silane Mwenechanya said Miles Ahead was not about Barclays but about helping the communities.
The funds raised from the sale of raffle tickets would be used to establish and refurbish eight community resource centres to be located countrywide in Zambia. This would be done in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other members of the United Nations family including the Zambian ministry of Youth, Sports and Child Development.
Youth soccer development is also on the bill. It will involve the Kalusha Bwalya foundation for the grass root soccer in order to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among youths. Kalusha Bwalya is Zambia’s football icon and national chief coach of Zambia national team.