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Florence, head of our Girl Child Project

3rd October 2017: I first saw Florence in action at a community meeting where we were discussing the establishment of a preschool and said to myself: What an amazing woman! She had the confidence to direct the chief and the village head people in a way that...

Forestry and Firewood

26th July 2017: From Prominence and Lusungu Venue: Andrea Moyo village Attendance: G.V.H Andrea Moyo, V.H Mukowera, the community, Wells for Zoë team (Laston, Lusungu, Prominence and Benjamin) Activities: Teaching the community on how to make nursary beds for pine seeds How to sow it on the nursery bed ...

Planning a New Season of pumps

27th July 2015: Factory report Attendance: Alepher, Mr. Geoffrey Chirwa (Lusangazi), Lumbani Chirwa (Lusangazi), Benjamin (The driver) 19 villages in Mzyora, Chigwere We met villages from 4 villages namely; Mbama, Gonamo, Kalingalira and Liomba They are under two GVH’s: senior Chigwere and Mntheta We discussed that the training will start on 3rd...

Visitors to the Farm

11th April 2015: These are some of the women from a Self Help Cluster in Doroba, under the guidance of Florence, far right, who came to check out the farm today. They were looking at what we do in terms of vegetable and fruit tree seedling production. John,...

Another Preschool

7th April 2015: We went to meet an other community looking to get a metal roof for their preschool. In Malawi children go to Primary school at six, by which time boys can help make bricks (in our areas) and little girls can carry water from whatever...

Women’s Self Help Group

3rd December 2015: Alepher accompanied Francisco from St John of God Services to greet a Self Help Cluster to discuss their plans for the supply of clean drinking water. Nowadays we find the most successful outcomes are to be found in our linking up with women's groups...

District Development Meeting

19th Oct 2014: This might look like a picnic in the park, but it couldn't be farther from the truth.  It was a pretty serious gathering of village headmen and Chiefs. It was organised and directed by village women who work in Self Help groups organised and facilitated...

Another Little Preschool

Another Little Preschool

30th March 2014: The area is under the tribal Chief Jessia Moyo. I don't know the village name. We are now heading for 40 such little centers of learning, maybe 37 0r 38 just now. There must be whole community involvement before we get involved. Training is for everyone...

Requesting a Pump

Requesting a Pump

10th March 2014: This lady came to the factory this morning to let us know that her village were ready for their new pump. They had dug the well built the bricks and made the cover. We were delighted to be able to tell her that it...

Training

Training

3rd March 2014: This is part of a 29 strong group who came to the factory. Many traveled up to 25 km and some arrived at 7.30. They represented 11 preschools in a cluster and in the course of the day elected a king dog governing or...

Family co-operative farm

Family co-operative farm

20th June 2013: This is some of the women in the group (the men and women never sit together). They have been cutting and clearing years of growth on a piece of land that the chief donated to the project. The idea is that we advise and motivate...

Ukani Preschool Foundation

Ukani Preschool Foundation

18th June 2013: Casca was on his bike today, meeting more villagers in Doroba. He writes: MEETING WITH CAREGIVERS G.V.H DIKA MHLANGA IN UKANI PRESCHOOL Casca is writing to inform you about the meeting in Ukani preschool today. The meeting was concerning the caregivers and G.V.H Dika. (Group Village...