Retreat to the Farm

Another year of wonderful retreats in the heart of the Loire Valley. Choose your week … Breathe, Draw, Gather; Exploring Ashtanga Yoga; Zen Meditation and Yoga, Earth, Fire, Stone and Wood; Baking at the Farm … or try more than one!

20% of the income goes to support the orphan and vulnerable children of Malawi, so do please support Sam in this new venture and have a wonderful treat for yourself!

More details here …

 

 

 

 

Pedal Power Malawi 2018

 Please support us to raise funds as we cycle 500km through Malawi. 

You can reach our fundraising page here

It’s not too late to join us in our cycle challenge from Blantyre to Sam’s Village near Lilongwe. Details on the poster or drop us an email here for more information. There is also an information pack about the route, the team, the costs and much more here …

 

Sam’s Village live!

Our first training course started in March 2018. 12 trainees have been selected to be trained as tailors over the next 4 months. The training programme focuses on vulnerable and disadvantaged adults who are excluded members of the community, especially vulnerable women and people with disability.

We have partnered with the Malawi TEVETA (Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority), who will provide CBET (Competence Based Education and Training) Accredited Vocational training at Sam’s Village. This will result in the trainees obtaining a Certificate of Achievement.

Our objective for these vulnerable groups is to provide them with sustainability and self-sufficiency through vocational training so that they will be able to set up their own business or find paid work. This will also provide village communities with increased access to locally provided skilled services. Future courses include carpentry, solar, earth building and many others based on community needs.

It costs £300 to support a trainee through their training programme, if you are able to help towards this, please click Donate above. Thank you so much.

 

Retreat to the Farm

Another year of wonderful retreats in the heart of the Loire Valley. Choose your week … Breathe, Draw, Gather; Exploring Ashtanga Yoga; Zen Meditation and Yoga, Earth, Fire, Stone and Wood; Baking at the Farm … or try more than one!

20% of the income goes to support the orphan and vulnerable children of Malawi, so do please support Sam in this new venture and have a wonderful treat for yourself!

More details here

AVM Dinner and Dance

Many thanks to all who attended our first ever AVM Christmas Dinner and Dance which took place on 25th November at St. Matthews School, Surbiton. The bar, silent auction, raffle prizes and tickets all contributed to a wonderful evening which raised over £4000.