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Girl Child Student Excel Spreadsheet

For the last few weeks, I have been busy working on the girl child student excel spreadsheet, updating and proofreading information on each of the girls Wells for Zoë provides secondary school fees for.

Girls going to graduation

Girl Child Student Form 4 Graduation 2019

I was very lucky to be the ‘Guest of Honour’ at the Wells for Zoë Form 4 graduation ceremony on Saturday 8th June. Not only was it an incredible celebration of the girl child students and the challenges they have overcome to reach their final

Girl Child Students at WfZ Centre for Learning

Child Marriage

Looking back on my first three weeks in Malawi, one thing that has really stood out to me in particular so far is the amazing amount of care and support the girl child students receive from everyone at Wells for Zoë. In Malawi, education for girls

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

Florence catching up with WfZ girls coordinator Mr. Nkosa, in Lupaso

Secondary School Lupaso

The image above shows Florence catching up with WfZ girls coordinator Mr. Nkosa, in Lupaso. My day of “firsts”. For the first time I drive in Malawi and on the left side. Furthermore I visited the girls in secondary school for the first time. I woke

Saturday food

3rd November 2018: This shows Phil getting the food ready for the hungry hoards. Every Saturday we collect the girls from the Girl Child Student project for the Saturday Club at the Wells for Zoë Centre for Learning. After lessons and games they eat. Here we have soya pieces,

Enterprise

13th October 2018: Every now and then the opportunity arises to join up a few more dots as we call it. No strategic plans, just simple innovations. This opportunity arises as we welcome back Boyd who lived with his mother Joyce, an employee on the farm, and

Girl Child Students with Florence and Magret

International Day of the Girl 2018

Today, 11th October, is the International Day of the Girl. Last month seeing our children heading off to school might be a relief but is also a great feeling. Here in Ireland, secondary schooling is free. There are no fees, but lots of other little

Veggies and bananas

9th October 2018: We grow our own vegetables on the farm to feed our staff and the girls in the Girl Child Student project. We also use this organic system to do research and training.

Waiting

14th September 2018: These four mothers (yes they are young!) are waiting to meet Florence, head of our Girl Child Student project, through which we support girls through their Second Level education. We only take the very poorest, those who have no chance of secondary education without

Learning to type

11th September 2018: Learning to type is one of our MSCE (Final exam in secondary school) graduates from last year. She came to Florence asking if she could come in every day and learn some skills. Everyone who come gets some basic training in computing. Here Ellen is being

Police Victim Support Unit

12 August 2018: In recent times, Florence, head of our Girl Child Project has worked with the victim support unit on one case of adduction of two girls and in another where a girl had a forced early marriage. Both cased were successfully dealt with and the