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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...

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...

Girls, Girls, Girls

23rd September 2017: This is part of the new group of almost 250 girls we will support this year, up from 187 last year. We grow carrots on the farm and are trying to introduce them into the diet. They are not so fond of cooked carrots, but...

Girl Child horticulture education

A way out of Slavery for Women and Girls

Women and girls carrying disease ridden water, long distances all day every day on their heads, is modern day slavery. The Zoë pump is causing a quiet revolution against this horrific waste of time and talent which is certainly contributing to the economic disaster, that...

The tragedy of Poverty

26th August 2017: Celebrations at the end of Summer school. This puffy crisps taste pretty awful, have no nutrition, are addictive, but they love them. This is a present from Florence for all their hard work. I was so happy that we had 4 weeks of great work from...

Forestry

25th August 2107: As part of their course these girls are learning how to save seeds for trees. They learn how and where to collect seeds and then pot them out to be planted when the rains come in January/February. Malawians just don't grow trees. Maybe a quiet revolution...

Art, but not as you know it?

13th August 2017: These are girls from the summer school. Art from West Africa can be lovely, but sadly Malawi in East Africa appears to have missed out. These girls love their time for painting, and who knows what might happen. Here the main thing is that they enjoy...

A little Advertising

7th August 2017: We do very little to promote ourselves, (maybe we think self praise is no praise!!) so we decided to get the painter who does the tiles for the pumps to do some signs that tell a little of what we do. This one covers...

Carrots, Cabbage and Beans

4th Aug 2017: Summer School meets the Farm for Girl child project Two years ago, I put the first part of this piece together in Addis Airport, during a four hour stop-over on my return journey from Malawi. I had gone on my own for the first time...

Classes

2nd August 2017: If you want to learn Mathematics or the Sciences, this is the class to be in. These girls are so lucky to have him. The smiles on those eager faces tell it all....

The Bicycle

29th July 2107: I know that there were lots of discussions about this little girl and a possible bicycle. Like most of the girls we support she is part of a long, sad story. Florence, who is head of this girl project, knows every single girl personally and...

Girl Child Saturday School report

24th June 2017: From Florence Hi Boss, Here is a short report for Saturday as usual. We had 108 Students with all our Teachers and kitchen workers. The form four students will  start their State Exams on Thursday so they fail to attend Saturday classes, So we divided Form 1...