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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

I don’t remember classes in Maths being enjoyable!

9th August 2018: These girls look to be having fun in their Maths class. Not surprising as we have a wonderful teacher. Maths is everyone's worst subject and with poorly trained, underpaid teachers, in classes nearing 100, it's not surprising. Lets hope they had lots of fun and food

Feeding the Masses

21st July 2018: Last year we support 262 girls in Secondary school and collected most on Saturdays for classes, both academic and practical (around food production and tree planting). Since most people in Malawi are hungry most of the time, feeding them is a big issue. They get

Potting at the Centre

14th July 2018: Today, as all other Saturdays, is a learning day for the Girl Child Student project. Since we are now planting 100,000 trees there we feel it's important to teach every girl how to grow trees as it might be the best and most profitable

Potting Pine Seedlings

9th July 2018: This is action at the factory. We have hired-in day workers, as they are called, to help with filling the tubes with black (better quality) soil. The realisation among the Forestry people, Laston and Prominence, is that some people in a month or more might

All 42 Girls finish Secondary School

16th June 2018: Last week the head of our Girl Child Project Florence asked me what I thought of having a celebration for 42 of our girls who were now departing to do their final Secondary School exam. She advised that she would not spend a lot

Tree Seeds

5th June 2018: Here are Angelina and Maggie drying and selecting pine seeds in our little greenhouse at the Centre for Learning. Our plan is to have 1 million trees growing next season. It's a pretty enormous task considering that with most of the forests cut down,

Netball, after a fashion

2nd June 2018: You will know that we support 260 Girls in Secondary School. We send transport to bring as many as we can in to Saturday Classes on their Curriculum. Some come from up to thirty kilometres away and even before we pick them some may

New Blackboard

16th May 2018: Most Blackboards in Malawi are like this; plastered and painted black (with blackboard paint). This is Peter Zulu and he is very skilled in this area. He does most of our building work. There'll be more happy people on Saturday. What are interactive whiteboards anyway!!!!!

Hostel and Classrooms

17th March 2018: This is our new building at our Centre for Learning. Downstairs we have two new classrooms and some storage for the Horticulture people. Upstairs we have a space where people can come and stay, like: Women who come to do training or pump maintenance or Preschool

Sweet Potatoes

26th February 2018: This is Angelina planting Sweet Potato in our factory garden. Last year we decided to bring our horticulture to the Centre for Learning which is over an acre around the factory. The idea is to teach our girls who come for extra tuition at weekends