Pat and Bryony were impressed with the facilities at this local clinic in a village on Lake Malawi.
We plan to continue supporting this clinic on future visits.
Hannah Steward, her family and friends have been busy collecting books to donate to school libraries in Malawi. The students are travelling to Malawi this week; she and others in the team have filled their suitcases to the maximum allowance with not only books but other toys, including wooden jigsaws, inflatable balls, educational posters and outside play equipment.
A special thanks to Hannah’s Mum who has been very active in packing, collecting, transporting and generally been supportive!
We are raising money for girls in Malawi who do not have access to sanitary towels, underwear and clean toilets during their periods. This, unsurprisingly, can cause them to drop out of school.
We need around £1000 to pay for home-made sanitary packs and training for girls at one school. At present they use rags during their periods, even banana leaves, so this project is one that will appeal to any female!
I joined two volunteers when I was out in Malawi in March 2015 when they delivered these to a group of girls and it was huge fun- much singing, dancing and laughter.
The students coming on this work experience trip will collect data to monitor how successful this intervention has been in terms of increasing school attendance of girls.
£6 buys a girl a re-useable sanitary pack which will last her 3 years.
Pat Lund (trip organiser)
Donate if you can:
Liz McCabe raised £162 at her car boot sale.
Her daughter then raided her holiday fund jar to bump it up to £200.
A family effort!
Hannah has motivated schools, friends and family to collect an amazing 2240 books for Malawi.
Students will take some books in their spare luggage; the rest will be shipped to Malawi.
Dr Pat Lund outlines the fund raising initiative to support community projects in Malawi.
We visited the mosque when the Madrassa was in full swing.
Danish, a student member who was very active in raising funds from his community in Birmingham, made a donation which the mosque has used to build a large shelter outside so that all the villagers can now attend Friday prayers under cover.
Before our work experience visit to Malawi students raised funds to support projects in the villages where we stayed. One was a nursery on Lake Malawi, run by Janepher and Packson.
They e.mailed to thank the group for their support:
We’d like to express our profound thanks and gratitude for your recent visit to Malawi and especially to our school at Mdalachikowa. We felt greatly honored for your decision to visit our school among the so many schools. We really enjoyed the interaction with the team during the two planned days and the kids still have fresh memories of such a wonderful experience. We really appreciate your generous support to our school. Please convey our gratitude to each and everyone in the team with you, we love you people you’ve been so wonderful. May God richly bless you.
Regards, Packson & Janepher
We hope to raise funds to get piped water from the lake to the nursery.