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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...

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...

Preschool Workshop

16th February 2018: Miriam is head of our preschools division and on Monday she sent me a WhatsApp indicating that she had initiated seven new preschools in a new area and would have a workshop for the caregivers at our centre for learning today. The picture shows...

Cassava

27th January 2008; These are some of the 258 girls we support in Secondary school. As part of our Saturday and week-end classed we introduce them to new methods of food production in our gardens around our Centre for Learning. Malawians are totally focused on Maize for their...

Windows for our Classroom Extension

1st January 2018: While the roof timbers are mostly in place, Prominence is keeping me up to date with pictures of the first windows. Good progress....

Ready for the roof

26th December 2017: This is Peter our builder taking down some shuttering to enable him to be ready for roofing as soon as possible. The two ground floor rooms are classrooms, while the upper floor is mainly for use as a respite for any of our girls...