March 13, 2015
A Scottish Parliament debate on Wednesday, March 11, marked Commonwealth Week, reflecting on how people in Scotland are working with Commonwealth nations to change lives and increase life chances and marking the legacy of the Commonwealth Games.
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Before the debate, the First Minister and Minister for Europe and International Development, Humza Yousaf, met with UNICEF Youth Ambassador Monica Dzonzi – an inspirational woman who is doing excellent work to transform lives through sport in Malawi.
Monica works as a coordinator of Bangwe Youth Centre in Blantyre City, and last visited Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, supporting UNICEF’s work as official Games charity. The appeal for spectators, athletes and views of the Opening Ceremony of the Games to ‘Put Children First’ raised £5 million of donations for UNICEF, which has since supported projects across the Commonwealth, helping to create a real international Games legacy.