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Recently the number of cases of COVID-19 in Malawi have increased significantly. This has led to the government closing all schools for 3 weeks from 18 January and putting restrictions on gatherings. Our women's groups are able to continue working as long as they disinfect the rooms every week, work in smaller groups and make sure the handwashing facilites are available at the entrances.
On the 3rd and 4th of December 2020 the Lotus Project started working with Chikanga School, some 36 km outside of Blantyre in Malawi. The school is in a rural area and has a total of 500 boys and girls of all ages from 5 years upwards.
The schools in Malawi have now reopened initially for the highest groups who were taking their exams at the end of September which were delayed from June. Then gradually the remaining students will return.
We at Chifundo UK are making fabric face masks. Volunteers are sewing them in the UK from African chitenje and plain material. We are selling them for £3.50 plus postage. The whole price of the face coverings goes to support the work of Chifundo UK empowering girls and women in Malawi. Read more...
We have received this video from Malawi showing the delivery of PPE and other supplies to ten (10) health clinics in Blantyre.
Our Malawi Appeal has now reached £10,600 which is an amazing achievement. Thank you to all of you who have given so generously. The money has all been sent to Malawi to help with the provision of PPE and other needs in the health care setting.
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...