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Submitted by Larry Granat, Malaria Partners International Board Member

One of the highlights of Malaria Partners International’s Zambia trip was the Saturday Night Braai (barbecue) in the Copperbelt town of Ndola, a much-awaited celebration of the Rotary malaria reduction program in the Copperbelt Province.

All Rotary members and Rotaractors from the eight Copperbelt Rotary Clubs were invited, along with spouses, to join our travelers who had arrived in Ndola three days earlier. A crowd of 200 attended and enjoyed the festivities which included disc jockey, traditional African dancers along with a wide variety of local foods, including roast pig on the spit, four meat varieties, fish, salads and nshima, the local starch staple, followed by desserts. And no barbecue is complete without assorted adult beverages.

What made this night different from all others? The African dancers and drummers wowed us with their energy, their talent and traditional costumes. They invited the audience to join in and we did. It was a fun evening for all in attendance.  We will remember this evening for a long time. Thanks to Martha Lungu for all her planning.