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Christmas Letter 2017

We are now in our 13th year in Malawi and still making a little contribution, thanks to the support we get from caring people everywhere.  Every year has shown a few new dots joined, even though our spend stays about the same per year, but...

New Classrooms and Girls Hostel

8th December 2017: The Picture is 2 new classrooms with a Girls Hostel above. In 2015, after ten years in Malawi, we made a big decision to somehow enable girls to take up their places in Government Secondary Schools.  So, we wrote to Schools within a 30...

Invited by the Mayor: Wow!

5th November 2017: from Miriam (Head of Preschool development) Hello Boss, Here is a short report on a visit to Nkhatabay where the pump team were delivering cement and I was invited by the Governor of Nkhatabay MP to talk about preschooling. We visited Pundu village where the villagers and caregivers...

All in a days work

4th December 2017: Each day now our teams go in different directions, assisting each other to get as much work in as possible. Here in the picture Miriam (Preschools) and Prominence (Forestry) wait to head off on a joint venture with the pump guys delivering cement and...

Picture day for the girls – and our last Saturday

Today was picture day for the girls as as we need to have portrait photos of them all for our records on the database. There was no shortage of playful poses, but Florence wasn't long instructing the girls to stand straight and just smile! Gerry manged the...

Agricultural fair in Ngranga Village

Today there was a fair (of sorts) in Ngranga village in Rumphi district.  It was an opportunity for NGO's operating in the area to showcase what they do and was attended by a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture. There was a great crowd, but entertainment...

Mary and Miriam visit Msiki pre-school

This is Mary and Miriam after delivering a training session at Mskiki preschool. It was a hugely successful day. Below is the report I received from Miriam about the day: PHASE 2 WORKSHOP REPORT FROM: Miriam DATE: 22rd  November, 2017 VENUE: Msiki PEOPLE PRESENT: The representative of GVH Andrea Moyo,...

A day at Lusangazi farm for Gerry

Gerry is from Co. Kilkenny and came out to Malawi for a "voluntour" to see what we're all about. Here he is getting stuck in at the farm in Lusangazi by helping Adamson (our farm manager) with grafting mango scions. It's a busy time of the year...

New systems and smiles

Here we have two of our volunteers Kevin and Laura with our wonderful Girl Child Project Co-ordinator, Florence. The three of them have been working (under the excellent tutelage of our son Éamonn in Scotland) on a new system for recording our girl child student details, including...

Group therapy classes for the girls

On the front bench, furthest to the right and wearing the red t-shirt is the mighty Ruth. Ruth is a nurse, but has now almost finished studying to be a psycho-social counselor and will be leaving us to go back home to her family in Lilongwe....

On track to have 500 pumps installed this year

Here we have Chrissie working the chop saw.  She's holding the fort for the boys and making sure the show is still on the road. We are on track to  having 500 pumps installed by the end of 2017, bringing clean and safe drinking water...

The End?

15th November 2017: Maybe the saddest Day? This is Adamson head of the farm in Lusangazi and he is looking at a dreaded beacon. Since the President announced in June last that his new airport would take much of our Sustainable/Conservation Organic farm, our fruit tree production and...