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Winter Report 2019
Since the government introduced the breastfeeding-
However, a new direction has opened up—milk for pre-
At each school, the organisation was impressive, it was obviously a regular and valued initiative, with about 150 kids receiving milk each time.
Teachers report that the children’s health has greatly improved and the numbers attending school has risen due to the provision of free milk.
Children queue for their milk at Mtikhe
Namata Nursery School patiently waiting for their milk…
Most girls struggle during their monthly period as sanitation facilities both at school and home are basic. They couldn’t buy disposable products and wouldn’t be able to throw them away anyway. The whole subject is not discussed openly so our girls were thrilled to receive packs of washable pads, panties, a zip-
19 of last year’s 34 Form 4 students passed their MSCE’s (similar to our GCSE’s) -
However, we weren’t in a position to be able to replace those leaving, so we remained with 65 students on our programme. We hope to be able to increase numbers again next year.
In September we provided Term 1 fees for all our students in the 3 local secondary schools, along with boarding, uniforms and exam fees.
Some of the students on our Programme from Michesi Secondary School -
Mary L -
There was still devastation following the brutal cyclone which ripped through our area in March this year. One of the obvious problems was the growing hunger caused by the loss of maize destroyed in the fields, but also there’s evidence of houses broken down by the storms, and many roofs lost.
We helped as much as we could—traditionally final touches (trimming and final fixing) will be applied to most of these roofs after the rains begin.
Modester, 70 yrs old, her roof was collapsing—now repaired
Mary M, is 72 years old. One side of her house collapsed so she was living in the one small room remaining, with broken roofing.
We didn’t have the resources to build another house, but provided funding for a new roof. Local villagers, prompted by this news, restored the house for her.
However, regular school fees on an established programme aren’t the only call on our education budget. Schools asked for help for desperate Form 4’s unable to pay their final exam fees, families struggled with one-
So we’re planning to extend our Education Fund -
you can help by donating specifically for this purpose….
“Memory” was one of those who benefited—a 12yr old who came to us
distressed and desperate for a school uniform as she’d been "chased away"
from school without one. Her father died 2 years ago and her mother went to
Mozambique three months earlier to seek food for the family, but never came
back. She's in the care of her brother (15yrs) who fends for them both by
buying, roasting and selling small bags of peanuts.
So we bought her a uniform, paid a one-
in Standard 8 -
At the same time, another example of the use of our Education Fund was providing a blackboard for Mwaiwathu Adult School—18 unschooled men and women, from 4 villages, eager to learn to read & write -
We would have liked to do more, but we funded the building of one house, the replacement of 12 roofs, and provided plastic sheeting for 21 more.
|A "Carbon Footprint"|
|Msikita Community Centre|
|Monjo School tank|
|How you can help|
|Testimony - Lynda|
|Disaster mitigation - 2019a|
|OHP Centre-food, moringa, trees-2019a|
|OHP Centre-education,goats & staff-2019a|
|Milk, Education & Roofs-2019b|
|Borehole pump repair-2019b|
|Water- new pipelines-2019b|
|Liphala Community Centre-2018a|
|Namata Community Centre-2018a|
|Water & Bridges-2018b|
|latest news - 2017-18|
|Community education - 2016b|
|News Jan 2014|
|OHP site development-2012b|
|Latest news-Feb 2013|
|On site news - 2010|
|Finally - 2010|
|Life in Malawi-2009b|
|Goats & Milk-2009a|
|And finally ...2009a|
|Pastors' Conf - 2009|
|A helping hand-2009b|
|Milk & Play Centres-2008a|
|Helping Hand -2008a|
|Chickens & water-2008b|