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Our appeal has been very generously supported and we have raised £5,955 so far with money still coming in for the work to support the Blantyre District Health Authority and the health needs of the poor and most vulunerable. Some of the money has already been spent on 300 N95 surgical face masks
The buildings have been finished at Chisombezi school. The girls now have an additional 4 toilets, including one which disabled girls can access, 2 changing rooms, urinals and a water tank for accessing water. Click / tap here or on the picture above to read more.
MALAWI – COVID-19 – URGENT APPEAL TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF THE POOR AND MOST VULNERABLE
Malawi is one of the most vulnerable of African countries, where the first confirmed cases have been reported and desperate preparations are now underway. The impact of COVID-19 on the people of Malawi could be devastating. If you can help and make a donation, it will go to provide vital equipment as you can see, and a report of how it is used will be provided. Read more...
We are very plesed to have heard that we are being given a grant of £2,500 from The Carmela and Ronnie Pignatelli Foundation for empowering girls and women in Malawi through the Lotus Project. It will pay for packs for 300 girls. Read more...
At Chisombezi School 850 girls need training and Lotus packs. Chanasa is completing this in groups of 100 girls at a time. These pictures are from the first group of 100 to be trained alongisde the staff, their mothers and some boys.
The building work has started at Chisombezi School. A toilet block with four toilets and 2 changing rooms is being constructed.The soak pit and foundations have been completed.
Elizabeth Mtemba and some of the group leaders Constance, Chifundo and Agness went to Chisombezi School today, 18 March 2020, to teach the Mothers' Group how to make reusuable sanitary pads. Elizabeth says: "There were 11 women and the training went on well.