Alleluya Band has described this year’s trip to Italy-Spain as “successful”.

Spokesperson for the group, Adam Douglas said that this year’s trip was organized with the aim of raising funds to buy a house which will be used as a home of street kids by Tigawane Project.

Alleluya Band performing in Avezzano, Italy

“We were given big support as usual in all the places we performed in Italy including in Madrid, Spain where we went to attend 2011 World Youth Day celebrations,” says Adam.

Adam also disclosed that through the two shows they had in Madrid, they realised that people in Europe love our cultural dances and songs. “We can also describe these two shows we had in Madrid as best shows we had during Italy-Spain trip,” adds Douglas.

When asked how useful was the trip, Getrude Naluso said that it has helped them to know how to welcome people from other countries, how to stay together with their fellow youths from different continents and also it has strengthened their faith as Christians.

The group spent two days in France where they had a chance of visiting a place where it is said that Virgin Mary appeared to a 17th-century shepherd girl in the French Alps before proceeding to Madrid.

Alleluya Band group has since thanked the organizers of this year’s trip to Italy Orizzonte Malawi and all stakeholders in Italy for making all the shows possible and all the support they rendered during their visit to Italy. They also thanked the donors for the support they have been giving to Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust and people of Balaka.

Alleluya Band had 38 shows and 2 shows in Italy and Spain respectively.

The group’s visits to Italy have seen different developmental activities coming to the district of Balaka such as hospitals, schools being built in rural areas, just to mention a few.

Tigawane Project for street kids is expected to be operating within Balaka district and other areas surrounding the District.


Tigawane Project has provided school bags, writing materials, and a pair of shoes to each beneficiary of the project. The hope is that these items will facilitate the kid’s learning process as they have started school on 5 th September this year 2011.