Posts Categorized: General News

World Epilepsy Day

26th March 2013 was World Epilepsy Day and many people don’t realise the problems people face with epilepsy in Malawi.  The problems are that many can’t get access to medication, therefore have constant seizures and this is dangerous in itself and they can fall in open fires while cooking.  They are often seen by the… Read more »

From little seeds…

Great news: the self-sustaining vegetable garden at one of our CBCCs was recently chosen for a Sow it Forward grant. Our proposal faced tough competition as the Sow It forward Program received over 920 applications from 11 countries for only 80 available grants. Landirani received $300 for seeds, books and money for gardening equipment. A big thank you to Sow It Forward for their help.  

Bicycle ambulances go into service…

Earlier this month (March), the installation and training for some of the new bicycle ambulances was done in two of our centres at Lumbadzi and Mlumbwira.  Fixon Phiri delivered the training and the community are very excited to have such a wonderful life saving resource at their fingertips. Further installations are planned, so no doubt there will be more… Read more »

Heather’s Abseil update

Heather’s abseil was very successfull, ‘frighteningly’ well in fact! On July 7th, she abseiled down the highest purpose made tower in the UK; at 400ft this is the height of the London Eye! She has a new video to look at on YouTube at the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzeUeeQ75fY&feature=plcp She has raised £2000 so far towards a CBBC borehole…but another £2000… Read more »

Kelly’s 100km bike ride update

Kelly’s 100km bike ride – We will be getting an update from Kelly shortly as to how much she raised and some pictures…so please watch this space. You can still sponsor Kellie for her 100km cycle ride at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kellienolan1. She had never done anything like this before and cycled from Richmond Bridge to Windsor… and back again…some feat for… Read more »

What’s In A Name?

   A competition for children in Primary or Secondary school…   We are running a competition to re-name The Landirani Trust.  We are looking for something short and memorable that says something about what the charity does. We shall keep the name Landirani in Malawi where it means something, and keep it as a tag line… Read more »

Maternity Unit Update

Reburbished unit about to open

Monday 19th March 2012 – The refurbished maternity unit at M’bangombe finally got beds moved in and will start to operate this week.  Unfortunately there is no bedding or mosquito nets and very little equipment.  Epsom College have kindly offered some bedding which will be taken over to Malawi in May.

Volunteers wanted for eco-project in Malawi

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our very first eco-project in Malawi 8th – 29th September 2012. Would you be interested? For the past ten years, AidCamps International has been taking groups of volunteers to developing countries to work on a variety of aid projects, which their fundraising helped to finance – but… Read more »

UNIQUE HANDMADE MALAWIAN QUILT

  Don’t miss your chance to own the most beautiful and truly unique handmade quilt Raffle Tickets only £1/ticket available through our online shop (see link above) Drawn 2nd July at Landirani Summer Indulgence   Other prizes include: ‘Viners’ 5 piece knife set with cutting board A set of Coasters with slots for putting in… Read more »