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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...

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...

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....

It can’t be all work and no play…

Saturday school, it must be remembered, is an extra day of school for our girls. The extra tuition must also include some fun time, as many of these girls will be juggling tough house chores and duties along with their schoolwork. It's important that they...

Sowing tutorial for the teachers-to-be

So now that the sanitary pad project (as an addition to the Girl Child Project) is well underway, it's  important to ensure it's continuity once Áine and Sandy leave. Here you can see Áine in a small workshop that herself and Sandy ran with a small...

Our sewing Sandy and sanny pads!

I had grand ideas of sowing machines and the likes - when sometimes it only takes an outside pair of eyes (that are less emotionally engrossed in all things Wells for Zoë) to see that there was a simpler way. I'm talking about reusable sanitary pads....

Mary’s words of wisdom

When myself and Mary first met, I was the quieter one. Mary was always amazing at her job. A wonderful teacher and there wasn't much you'd get past her! Her teaching  career has undoubtedly been a huge asset to Wells For Zoë as she tries to...

educational movies please!

28th October 2017: From Laura (one of the new volunteers) Hi John, Yes, I think bringing a projector would be a great idea as then you described appears to have disappeared! I think it would work well, but maybe not cartoons (Kevin and I just did a debate with the...

Grace - Girl Child Student

Grace Girl Child Student

This is Grace Chipofya (17), from Mchengautuwa. She scored 23 points in her final exams at secondary school, often holding position two in her class. With results like that, she is hoping to study nursing at University. Grace is the second born in her family. She...

Knickers for Girls

21st October 2017: I really never know what to call female underwear. Maybe they are pants but what seems to get a reaction is knickers. Whatever they are called they have made our girls in Saturday School very happy which makes me very thankful to all...

Class at Enyezini school outside

Enyezini school, Mzuzu

We had arrived. An hour off the beaten track from Mzuzu, and down a dusty and orange scorched road, the red brick classrooms of the Enyezini community school came into sight. The classrooms were well over capacity with boys and girls of equal potential, but with...

Parents

7th October 2017: Today was the day for new parents, to come and meet Wells for Zoë and our staff. Florence has met them all individually, but now we need to get the BIG message out. I would be saying: Girls must do their best is my only...