© 2012 AID AFRICA UK Registered Charity Number 1116336
Winter Report 2016
COMMUNITY SUPPORT….. EDUCATION
New students were assessed and lists agreed for this academic year. We’re still working with 3 local schools: Michesi Secondary (38 students), Chiringa CDSS (30), & Migowi CDSS (17), totalling 85 day students. We also sponsor 5 “night school“ students—teens who haven’t qualified to be selected for secondary education, or have missed out in some way, but are eager to learn. All school fees were paid for this term plus annual exam fees.
On the left are some of our pupils from Michesi Secondary school, proudly showing off their new uniforms. We had a blouse and skirt, or shirt and trousers made by local tailors, supplying them with good quality fabric and other materials, as previous years.
We gathered our sponsored girls in each school, gave an informative talk around menstruation, and distributed sani-
Results were unanimous and enthusiastic. The girls reported that they had all stayed at school each day during their period, felt comfortable, secure and were able to run or play netball as usual. Using the zip-
We gave packs to each of the girls on our Education Programme. It’s life changing! Each can now attend all their lessons and work hard to achieve their goals
In November we launched our new sani-
Training is a vital route out of poverty, so we were delighted to be able to host a variety of Courses.
The Farming God’s Way training was hosted for 2 days, with 80 people attending each day.
Dickson (right) (FGW’s trainer in Malawi) taught theory in person, from DVD’s in our Training Hall, and practically in the field.
Friends, Chris & Cathrine, Tim & Joy taught an all-
Couples, sitting apart in gender groups at the beginning (as per Malawi custom) were together and close by the end, with new vision for their joint futures.
Offices and the Classroom were the venues for one-
All participants invited to training sessions were served with a meat, veg & rice meal and soft drink at mid-
Secondary Education Sponsorship
So we looked for patterns for a simple, washable product.
Eventually, thanks to “Days for Girls”, our pack developed to a holder, 6 liners, illustrated instructions for use, a pair of panties, and a zip-
This was a challenging project to implement and run. It had two separate avenues:
a) the establishment of small businesses to manufacture the goods, empowering
local villagers to create income
b) the free supply to girls to keep them in school all month—our “Happy Days” project.
Above: content of packs
Below: delighted users!
24 pastors also received 2-
Below: Serving meals
|A "Carbon Footprint"|
|Msikita Community Centre|
|Monjo School tank|
|How you can help|
|Testimony - Lynda|
|Community education - 2016b|
|News Jan 2014|
|OHP site development-2012b|
|Latest news-Feb 2013|
|On site news - 2010|
|Finally - 2010|
|Life in Malawi-2009b|
|Goats & Milk-2009a|
|And finally ...2009a|
|Pastors' Conf - 2009|
|A helping hand-2009b|
|Milk & Play Centres-2008a|
|Helping Hand -2008a|
|Chickens & water-2008b|