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  1. Hope4Malawi’s latest newsletter

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    27 Nov

    Welcome to our Christmas newsletter. It has been another exciting year for Hope4Malawi, starting new projects and developing existing ones. We are thankful to the rural communities in Malawi for their input and hard work and are grateful for your commitment and support.  We hope you enjoy reading about the impact your support is having on children and communities in rural Malawi  Hope4Malawi Newsletter Autumn 2018 

  2. A huge amount achieved in two weeks

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    03 Nov

    Each summer we take a team of people to Malawi to work on Hope4Malawi projects and projects run by one of our partners, Fisherman’s Rest.  These include schools work, forestry work, clinic visits, involvement in the water programme, MyGirl, feeding programmes, or bible teaching.  If you would like to go to Malawi either as part of a Hope4Malawi team, as a family, individual or with your own group, please be in touch.  There is plenty to get involved with using the skills that you already have, as part of ongoing sustainable projects, in a beautiful setting.

    David Kellett has returned from a  two week trip to Malawi this autumn. Here is his report:

    ‘For two weeks in September I was in rural southern Malawi with a team from Hope4MalawiWe had an amazing time and crammed a lot into the 2 weeks. Here are some highlights:
    We launched a feeding programme in a very poor village which means the primary school children will now get a hot meal of maize porridge every day. This has a positive impact on their attendance and educational attainment. It might be the only meal some of them have all day.

    It was exciting to encourage secondary school students and pupils transferring from primary education. These are children who are sponsored by people from the UK as school fees are beyond the means of many poor. I met one talented young man who lives in a hut with a grass roof and dirt floor – but who can now go to a very good school, which will hugely improve his life chances.

    It was a major step forward to buy a plot of land (which involved drones to draw the plot, and negotiations with village chiefs), so work can now begin on building a secondary school. For the rural poor this will be a very significant life-changing benefit.

    I also got to plant mahogany trees and graft mango trees as part of a re-forestation programme. Oh, and we saw an elephant, a leopard and many more animals, as well as getting to enjoy breath-taking starry skies and beautiful sunsets every day.

    I developed a teaching series on God’s amazing grace, which was one and a half days of teaching which we delivered three times in different villages. So many people came to the programme in one village that we had to abandon the building and teach it outside under the shade of some trees, with a pig and some goats roaming around as we spoke! Hundreds came and responded as God showed His amazing grace. We printed the teaching material in booklets and had it translated so people can continue to use it. The team did drama and craft work with hundreds of children, using this to teach Bible stories about God’s grace. They absolutely loved it -despite our lack of acting talent!

    We gave a Sunday service in a prison and provided a rice, boiled egg and relish lunch which we served to the 500 prisoners. Their normal meal is a plate of Nsema often with no relish, so this was very welcome.  Thankfully they let us out (it’s not a place you would want to overstay your welcome).

    God’s grace was sufficient for us. It was demanding and very busy but a truly amazing time. I can’t wait to go back.

    It might be a bit early but when you are planning your next holiday you might want to think about going on a mission trip somewhere instead of to the usual places …
     

  3. Namende School Feeding Programme begins

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    10 Sep

    We celebrated with Namende school today launching a much needed feeding programme at the school. It’s a privilege for Hope4Malawi to begin a partnership with Namende to help them improve education for children in the area. Currently only 350 children come to school regularly even though there are over 700 registered at the school. We are hoping that the 750 pupils at Namende will come to school more regularly, be healthier and be able to concentrate better in class as a result of having a mug of Lukini Phala each day.

  4. Trinity school sixth formers leave for Malawi

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    10 Jul

    A team of 26 sixth formers from Trinity head out to Malawi to work at Chipwepwete primary school.  They have raised funds for the feeding programme at Chipwepwete and also for desks and books this year.  They will be teaching, reading, playing games and enjoy spending time with the children at Chipwepwete in the next couple of weeks.

  5. Two million school lunches served in the last five years

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    As Hope4Malawi celebrates 5 years as a charity involved in bring hope and transformation to rural communities, we are seeing the impact of the feeding programmes at Mpemba and Chipwepwete, rural primary schools 6kms from the main road.

    The attendance of the school children is more regular, children are healthier and are better able to concentrate in class.

    This video shows the impact of the feeding programmes on the children.

    Many children come to school hungry as most children in rural Malawi only have one meal a day. It only costs £12 a year to provide a child with a school lunch.  You can provide children with much needed school lunches here.

  6. Marta runs to provide school lunches for children in Malawi

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    Marta is running not just one marathon but two!  And she has chosen to do it to help children in Malawi.  This is what she says:

    I’m a marathon runner on my journey to complete Abbott World Marathon Majors. This year I’m challenging myself to run two marathons in two continents in 6 days.
    On the 16th April I’ll be running Boston Marathon followed by London Marathon on April 22nd where I’m attempting to set Guinness World Record for fastest female wearing a suit.
    Running the Boston Marathon is a dream come true. It took me months of consistent training to qualify for this race alongside family and work commitments.
    As I’m fulfilling my personal dream I would love to help others to make their dreams come true and I’m honored to run for HOPE4MALAWI and contribute for a better future for Malawi Children.
    Alongside my two marathons my family will be running a 5km run in Boston to help raise money for Malawi children and schools.

    I’m so grateful that my children receive good education, have access to amazing resources at school and a choice of a hot meal every day.
    Can you imagine sending your child to school on an empty stomach, school with no classroom and toilet…?
    This is sadly the reality for countless children in Malawi. Many of them don’t eat nutritious meals for days.
    HOPE4MALAWI provides school lunches each day for over 3,000 children in rural Malawi at Chipwepwete (also supported by the Trinity School), Mpemba and St James schools. As well as improving health and attendance, the mug of vitamin fortified porridge also helps the children to concentrate in class.
    It costs just £12 a year to provide lunch for each child every school day.

    By supporting the feeding programmes, we can make a difference to children in one of the poorest countries in the world.

    If you would like to support Marta and help make a difference to children in Malawi you can sponsor her here

  7. Secondary School Sponsorship Programme launched

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    Following outstanding results from pupils at Mpemba School, Hope4Malawi has now launched a secondary school sponsorship scheme to enable bright children from poor families to attend some of the best secondary boarding schools in Malawi.  Being interviewed, all of the ten pupils stated that the library at Mpemba has had an impact on them and been a huge factor in them doing so well in the end of year examinations. How’ever although primary education is free in Malawi, secondary school fees are required.  This is one of the reasons why only 10% of children in rural Malawi attend secondary school.

    Would you like to partner with one of the pupils, to sponsor them by funding their school fees and encouraging them in their secondary school education.  School fees are only £80 a term (£20 a month).  Full details about the sponsorship can be read here