News for March

The diary seems full of Malawi related activities.

There are 3 fundraising events planned for April -

  • A presentation to members of an "After Eight Club" in Kent on 11th April

  • A "Commonwealth Big Lunch" at St Mary's Church, North Stoke on 15th April, featuring Malawi as the church's chosen Commonwealth country in the run up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London 16-20 April

  • A fund raising concert in Tooting on 21st April, featuring soprano, mezzo soprano and tenor solo voices and nationally renowned accompanist and repetiteur Nicholas Bosworth.
If you are in the vicinity, please do come along. There is more information on the fundraising page.

And I am actively seeking to develop links with schools in the UK. 

I hope to take letters and gifts from a lovely Church of England Primary School in Sussex to the pupils and teachers at Mlirakhunda Primary School in Mpasa when I visit at the end of April. 

I am exploring possible areas for cooperation with a school in London.

We are incredibly grateful for all the wonderful donations - in money, time, interest and support - that so many people have given MSP over the past two years. If we can keep it up, perhaps we will get that Book Bus after all!

Mlirakhunda roof completed

There is now a new iron sheet roof on one of the blocks at Mlirakhunda. Photo to follow.

We have managed to salvage enough tiles to repair 2 or 3 more roofs (there are several others that need doing at Mvunguti and Mlirakhunda schools) and I'm awaiting quotations so that work can go ahead.

Little by little.....

From "The Book Bus"

Have a look at this fabulous video. 

It's a great project, set up by a British charity. I have a date to meet them later in March to see whether we might use their model, or part of it, in Mpasa. Needless to say, the community in Mangochi is more affluent than in Mpasa. Paint! Chairs! Electronic equipment. That's really fancy!