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Enyezini Students

Enyezeni School Visit

This week I arranged a visit to Enyezini CDSS to see how the #1millionTrees planting was going, take some videos and pictures of the students and meet Janet, the Guatemalan Peace Corps volunteer teacher working there who initially paid for the seedlings from her own

Uchizi Preschool

Kirsty’s first week

After the long journey from Ireland to Malawi, I arrived at the airport in Lilongwe on Sunday afternoon, where I was warmly welcomed by Harisen who had come to collect me. The scenic drive from Lilongwe to Mzuzu through the many towns and villages was

Bell Time Magazine header

Bell Time Article

Bell Time Schools Magazine Article Feb 2019 Only 4 out of 100 Girls in rural Malawi complete Secondary school! As you sit in your comfortable classroom today, you might wish you were somewhere else, but I bet you’d never switch places with one of the girls in

Village near Mponela well

From and to the airport

On my first day in the factory I saw one of the workers drilling holes into the small and big valve and – having built a CNC router at home a few years ago – I thought it is a waste of time if she

Christmas image 2018 – Brenda and Hannah at Lusangazi farm

Christmas letter 2018

What’s another year? Christmas 2018 This year we had a few big anniversaries: on 17th August we were married 50 years and on 18th August we were 55 years together. Just now we are beginning our 14th year in Malawi. 14 years on, we have brought Clean, Safe,

Lusangazi farm pine tree seedlings

1 million Trees

1 Million trees. In 365 days. That is the goal of the organisation Wells for Zoë. There could be many reasons for doing so. Global warming. Changing the micro-climate. Reducing erosion. All are good reasons. But the main reason is pension funds. A tree that has been growing

Wildfires

Wildfire

Often times we see smoke far away from bushfires. Farmers burn down grasslands to avoid the hard work cutting down the grass before they plant something new. I have to research more about the consequences of that on the soil quality but it seems wrong.

Magret, Cristina & Ellen on their way to visit a preschool

My need to know what Everyone does!

A good thing about being here is that everyday there is something new. When I came here I wasn't sure about how I could help. I imagined helping in the farm or with the preschools everyday. Once here from the first day we started meeting

Street Market

Failed visit to Kapilimhoto Preschool

Going to the preschool we stopped at this market to buy some vegetables for the workers, who cook every midday and eat together as their homes are far away. The people from the picture also have to walk long distances to sell their produce in

Shoprite Car Park Mzuzu

A chaotic summary of thoughts

...unlike the parking lot at Shoprite Mall, Mzuzu! Yup. Malawi. Not what I expected but what I believe should be told as well... Before I came here I had this "image" in my mind... Houses with straw roofs and no access to water and no cars

Luwinga Secondary School – WfZ girls: 40

Secondary School Luwinga

The girls from Luwinga Secondary School were listening with attention to an excerpt of “The Three Little Pigs”. It is a book I loved when I was a child, that talked about effort and how to be successful in life. Guess what they thought about the