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  1. Top marks at Mpemba Primary

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    29 Sep

    Mpemba Primary School students have achieved their best results and the school has performed better than other schools in the area.  Three boys have gained places at top national secondary schools havng scored over 90% in their recent exams. In addition several boys and girls gained places at local secondary schools.  Since only 20% of all Malawians currently go to secondary school this is a remarkable achievement.

    These students are obviously bright.  However, staff at the school are attributing the improvement in results to the resources the school now has: the library (opened in 2015) and feeding prgramme  which started in 2013, and to the support that the librarian Peter gives to both students and teachers.

    It is thrilling to see the fruit of these projects which many of you support.  Thank you for your ongoing commitment.

    Now, students who are bright and diligent, have the opportunity to perform well and achieve great results and

    Although primary education is free in Malawi, secondary school is not.  Many of these children come from poor families who can not afford the school fees.

    Hope4Malawi would like to set up a fund which will allow these children and others in the future to attend secondary school.  If you would like to contribute to this fund please donate here or if you would like to support an individual child in secondary or tertiary education please contact Sara info@hope4malawi.org

  2. Container contents are sorted

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    15 Aug

    The container packed with books has arrived in Malawi – the team from the UK sorted the books in a hanger at the airport and they are now ready to be distributed.  Primary school books, reference books, bibles, law books have all been categorised.  The team has begun to distribute the books and other resources.

  3. MyBoy at Mpemba

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    14 Aug

    The MyBoy programme at Mpemba secondary school with the older boys was enormous fun. The boys were very responsive and we had some good discussions on gender stereotypes and how they can help the girls stay in school. We discussed the characteristics and responsibilities of an ideal man as well as some local myths and misconceptions about sex, sexual development and menstruation.

  4. Schools in Malawi

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    16 May

    Schools in Malawi have very few resources.  Imagine a school day without a classroom, desks, chairs, books, chalk.  Our dream is to see children thrive at school with the resources they need.   The headmaster of Chipwepwete Primary School talks about some of the challenges facing the school here

  5. The container has shipped

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    05 May

    A fantastic day as we sent the container with nearly 8 tonnes of books for schools in Malawi. A great team effort to get this sorted – thanks everyone who helped collect, sort, pack, encourage, prayed and gave – thanks also to Gathercrest for their warehouse storage, help with packing and the great curries along the way! A great blessing…

  6. Tim has us all in stiches

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    28 Apr

    Comedian Tim Vine gave up his time last night to entertain 450 of us with his quick witted puns, songs and live chat show with members of the audience.  The full house at Trinity school raised over £15,000 towards classrooms for a new secondary school in Chipepwete, rural Blantyre.  We are currently raising funds for the first phase building of the secondary school which will allow children from Chipepwete primary school and 5 other primary schools to attend.  Read more about the project here or make a donation here - thank you

  7. Not much to do

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    24 Apr

    These young boys don’t have much to do if they are not helping with chores or foraging for food.  They don’t have toys or a pumped football to play with.  If they are lucky they may find a few old plastic bags which they could wrap together to make a football.  When it gets cold and wet they don’t have that extra layer of clothes or a waterproof to put on – they just have to ‘get on’.

    Yet these young boys are keen to learn and followed us around hoping we may get out some craft activities, books or a football. They are keen to learn as much as we are keen to provide them with opportunities.

  8. Container Packing

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    15 Mar

    Resources for three new libraries in primary schools in Malawi will be shipped on a 20 foot container in April.  Packing has begun by filling metre cube boxes which each take over 20 smaller boxes of books.  We are collecting second hand children’s books and reference books and bibles which will be sorted, labelled and packed into the 20 boxes which will fill the container

  9. Sorting books at Epsom Book Fair

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    16 Feb

    At one of the biggest Book fairs in the UK, a team from Hope4Malawi sorted some of the 30,000 books which will be sold next week.  The team are sorting to raise funds for the Mpemba school feeding programme and will also be able to ship some of the books remaining after the book fair to Malawi to resource libraries in Malawi

  10. An Evening With Tim Vine

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    01 Feb

    Comedian Tim Vine is giving up his time to entertain us.

    Hope4Malawi and Trinity School proudly present an evening with Tim Vine, on Thursday 27th April at 7:30pm at Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon.

    The event is to raise funds for a link secondary school in Chipwepwete, Malawi.  All proceeds go directly to this great cause.

    There will be a licensed bar for purchase of drinks, and also other opportunities to give to the project.

    Tickets are £15 each and can either be purchased by emailing info@hope4Malawi.org or here