Student raises money for community projects in Malawi

I have raised over £300 by asking family and friends and by having a collection at my local mosque where I explained about my trip to Malawi and how the money raised will be spent  to support children, schools and projects in Malawi.

A member of the community said “This project sounds amazing. Hope you raise a great amount” and the local Imam said “May God reward you in abundance for the fantastic work you are doing. I hope it’s a rewarding journey for you, spiritually and emotionally.”

Danish Javed (Biomedical Science student)



Patricia Lund

I teach on cell biology, human genetics and cancer biology modules in the Department for Applied Sciences & Health (DASH). I have organised a work experience trip to Malawi (first one in August 2014) using contacts and experience from my field work in Africa and started this DASH to Africa blog to engage all our students (and others) in our international engagement.
More about my research: studies on the genetic condition albinism in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and Ghana have been wide reaching with multiple partners and funders. Information has been gathered on the frequency of albinism in different populations, mutations in the gene causing the condition, sun protection strategies adopted to reduce the risk of developing sun induced skin damage, health (especially genetic) care for this vulnerable group, education (mainstream versus special schools) and social perceptions (and misconceptions) about albinism in African communities. These multi-faceted studies have been enriched by collaborations with local albinism associations in Africa and. I have also been privileged to meet many families with albinism.