Retreat to the Farm

A wonderful retreat venue in the heart of the Loire Valley. Choose your week … Art for creatives, Zen Meditation and Yoga, Wine Tasting … 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! Our next retreat is Yoga and Meditation 19th – 26th August 2017; there are still a few places if you’re quick!

More details here …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Songwe Primary School block opens

The long awaited opening of Songwe School block took place on January 20th, 2017. The event was graced by the Vice Chairperson of the Lilongwe District Council Councillor Patrick Maluwa, MP for the area Hon. Chrissy Tembo, Lilongwe Rural West District Education Manager, Mr. Hauya, Traditional Authorities M’bang’ombe, Mtema and Chitukula, PEAs from Chikhutu and M’teza Education zones, Head Teachers from all surrounding schools, journalists from Zodiak Broadcasting Station and Nations Publications Limited, Group Village Heads and Village Heads from all surrounding villages, Area and Village Development Committees, community members, Songwe pupils, CIDA Building Contractors, LSU staff and Landirani staff. We are particularly grateful to Love Support Unite (LSU)  who provided the funding for this build. More information here …

Children gathered at the Opening

Cutting the ribbon

Zodiac TV interviewing the MP

Official Opening of Sam’s Village Library

The Community Library at Sam’s Village in Lilongwe rural North-West, was officially opened to the public on 1st February 2017. This means that the communities around the 400 km2 of Traditional Authorities M’bang’ombe, Mtema, Chitukula, Kayembe (Dowa district) and Mkukula (Dowa district) can fully access diverse books for their knowledge and personal development. More information about the opening event here …

 

 

 

Christmas Appeal to complete Sam’s Village

 

We are delighted to announce that a ‘Champion’ has come forward to support our Christmas appeal. Earlier this year we sought and found ‘pledgers’ who offered to match-fund donations of up to £8000. So if you donated £5, another £5 would be added to this, from the ‘pot’ of £8000. What is really exciting is that our Champion will further double this once again. So if you were to pledge £5 this would be quadrupled to £20. If you could pledge £5 a month, over the year the contributions we would receive with Gift Aid would actually reach £300!!

Our Christmas Appeal this year is to raise the final £32,000 needed to complete Sam’s Village. This ambitious project started 5 years ago and the final stages of construction are almost complete. We have raised funds for this but now need to fit out the Village with accommodation for the trainees, solar energy, benches and training materials for the workshop and many interior fittings to make the Village complete. Next year the training can then get started with courses scheduled in Tailoring, Carpentry, Early Years development, Life Skills and many more.

Have a look at the overview film of Sam’s Village, a drone’s-eye view! More details here …

xmas-pledgeIf you would like to support us in getting Sam’s Village complete, please just click on any of the Donate buttons and where it says: “I would like to leave the charity a message” just type ‘Xmas’

How greatly blessed are we

Thank you for your support!

Celebration Tree – A celebration of those you love

Sponsor a knitted square or bauble in the name of someone you love (or in memory of one you love).  A tree at the front of All Saints Church, Kingston will be covered with your knitted decorations making a colourful celebration of love and life! See the posters below for more details of how you can join in. The Tree Decorations will start going up on Friday 18th November in time for the ‘Christmas Turning on the Lights’ on Saturday 19th November.

 

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‘CREATING LASTING CHANGE’ Photographic exhibition

We hope you are able to have a walk around this free entry exhibition at The Rose Theatre, Kingston which will be on for 2 weeks from 7th November 2016. It shows our progress over the past 11 years and the impact that the charity has had.

If you would like to support the work of African Vision Malawi and be part of the positive journey of ‘Creating Lasting Change’ please make a monthly donation here; even a little goes a long way!

 

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Meet Lobiner – one of our sponsored University Students

Lobiner outside Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) administration buildings Lilongwe campus

Lobiner outside Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) administration buildings Lilongwe campus

 

Lobiner’s secondary school studies, and now her university studies, have been sponsored by African Vision Malawi supporters.

Here you can read the story of her life in her own words.

It makes SO much difference to students to be sponsored through their studies.  Without our help they would not be able to attend further education courses, or secondary school.  Can you help?  Can you change the life of a student?  If so, then please do not hesitate to email us today.  Zikomo kwambiri.