12th June 2018:
Very early in our life in Malawi we discovered that clean water was the first need in every village.
But strangely (maybe for us) preschools was always second on the list rural Malawian people value, as my parents did in Roscommon all these years ago.
In Malawi kids go to school at six which is way too late, as by that stage they already have their jobs and tasks and often just never go.
So, like much of what we do, we gave it a try.
We now support over 70 preschools and are soon to take on 50 more in and area about 180 km from our base in Mzuzu where they have 50 schools. However usually no one ever got training and these women are so anxious to be helped.
Our two trainers, Miriam and Margaret, have been finally recognised by the Ministry when they realised they couldn’t cope with the numbers themselves.
I got a report from them – but it has been magicked off (by witches maybe!!). However, I will add it here at a later stage.