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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Prep School Raises Funds for Feeding Programme

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    22 Jan

    St David’s Prep in West Wickham has raised funds to provide over 240 children in Malawi with school lunches for a whole year.  The astonishing enthusiasm and commitment of the children in the last couple of months is extraordinary.

    When Alice was asked what motivated her to raise over £300, she said she had imagined herself as one of the children in Malawi coming to school hungry and how she would feel sitting on the floor in a big class with nothing to eat. Isabelle felt it was unfair that we have all the stuff we want and more yet children in Malawi don’t even have what they need.  She and her sister Ava made cakes which their dad sold at work raising over £150.

    Other ways the children at St David’s raised the funds included singing carols, running a mini bingo evening, giving their pocket money, and doing extra chores around their homes.  Lotte sold some of her dresses which were too small for her.  It’s wonderful that these young children care about children 5,000 miles away whom they don’t know but can identify with.  Thank you everyone for your hard work, time and effort.

  7. School children collect over 1500 for a library in Malawi

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    14 Dec

    Over 1,500 primary school books have been donated and sorted by school children from St Dunstan’s primary school in Cheam.  Following an assembly where the children learnt how different a day in the life of a Malawian child is to life in the UK, they brought to school the books they had finished with. Some children brought new books.  The books have been sorted and will be transported to Malawi on the next container and will enable another library to be resourced in a rural primary in rural Blantyre.