Winners of the ‘Scotland Malawi Partnership Members Award’
Recently, we sent a donation over to cover the costs of new beds for the Girls Secondary School and for PPE and Sanitising stations around the school. Included in this, was a donation from staff who purchased homemade masks from Ruth Ramsay.The funds raised went specifically towards buying masks for the pupils in Malawi!
We have also gathered a huge amount of suitcases filled with clothing, toys and medical supplies. Our S4,5 & 6 pupils have spent hours after school helping sort and vacuum pack just over 2 tonnes of items. These have been labelled and will be transported to The Bananabox Trust in Dundee who will send over our donations to Nkhamenya and to 172 Sports Academy Projects around Malawi. We are so overwhelmed by your generosity!
Nlkhamenya have been coping well under the circumstances with very few people with symptoms and have recently completed their exams (which they were meant to sit in June 2020) and have resumed to a normal timetable.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us this year! It has not been easy!
After a very intense interview process, the following pupils have been selected to represent St. Maurice’s in Malawi. All candidates had outstanding interviews! Thank you to the HT, Miss Laird and Miss Watt who helped us with the showcases and interview!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Committee this year. This week we have just sent £3000 over to Father Andrew to build a new maize store and maize mill for the community. We have also sent £8000 to Nkhamenya Girls Secondary to build 100 bunk beds for the Girls who’s beds have fallen to pieces due to termite damage. We are also going to visit the Banana Box Trust tomorrow who will be helping us with the transport of clothes you have donated, an incubator and educational resources over to Malawi.There is many more projects we are going to be helping Nkhamneya with throughout the year so we will keep you all posted!
Have a great summer!
At the Malawi Ball on Friday evening, the total raised was £10,107. A massive thank you to all of the staff and pupils who supported this event!
We are planning to spend the donations in several ways.
The first is freighting over some much needed supplies which include clothes, toys (balloons, bubbles, etc ..) and medical supplies. We are looking for some clothing donations. Although we are partnered with Nkhamenya Girls Secondary School, we are looking for clothing donations of all ages, for both male and female, which will be distributed by the Parish and Mission Hospital in Nkhamenya.
We intend to collect up to Friday 31st May. We will also do another collection later in the year.
Another big focus this year is the Boys Primary School. The majority of the classrooms in this school have no chairs or furniture so we are going to buy materials and employ local labour to improve the learning environment of all the pupils.
The fundraising will also be put towards constructing 2 new electric maize mills which will provide the community with grain all year round. We also intend to replace the roofs of the school buildings which have been damaged by termites and purchase beds and mattresses for the Girls dorm rooms.
Sr Mfune, the Head Teacher of NGSS, wanted to pass on her best wishes to you all! She has recently been awarded Headteacher of the year! Like our pupils, the girls have been preparing for Exams with the majority hoping to move onto University after Summer.
It is incredible to see the improvements Nkhamenya has made over the years and this would not have been possible without your continued support!
The Malawi Committee