Mrs Ali in Malawi

My visit to Malawi during the half-term break to work with our partner school (Msalura Primary) was extremely useful and I learned so much while working with the pupils and staff at the school. Please do take a moment to take a look at the photographs. They have asked me to say a huge thankyou to everyone in the school community for the kind gifts that were donated by parents or purchased by the school through the funds raised. It was almost like Christmas!!

The remaining funds of about £1,400 have been safely deposited in a bank account in Salima – I have named three signatories from the school to enable them to release funds for school development. As usual the money raised from the School Council Cake Sale was added to the funds, and we were able to donate a further £400 to the gifted girls fund – this will enable three more girls to continue with their primary education.

The Days for Girls Project was also well received and the 50 packs will be distributed by the school and the mother’s group to girls most in need. We have also managed to get the three sewing machines they had fixed, so these can be used to teach the girls sewing, enabling them to make liners and shields.

I am hoping the visit has cemented our partnership further and we hope to continue to raise funds to enable them to achieve their future goals for the development of the school.

Thankyou all once again for your kind support and generosity, it really is very much appreciated!

A collection of photos from the visit are available in the International Links section of the site – just click here to visit.