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 …
Our Christmas 2016 Newsletter features news about our Christmas appeal, School Partnerships, Disability, staff news, education, the new office and Sam’s Village….
It is online now for you to enjoy!
AVM Newsletter Christmas 2016
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 …
If 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’
Thank you for your support!
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.
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!
Click the image for more information
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.
This beautiful blanket could be yours for just £1!
We now have tickets available for you to enter the raffle for this hand knitted double blanket.
Knitted by Mary Meyer-Hubner – one of the knitting group who knit blankets and jumpers for the orphans in Malawi – it will brighten any room. All takings go to our projects to help orphans and vulnerable people in rural Malawi.
Tickets are £1 each – or 10 tickets for £10!
You have two options to buy them
- Head to this donation web-link and leave a message saying that your donation is for the raffle. Lorraine will then contact you with your raffle tickets number/s.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will allocate you a ticket and arrange your payment
- On a Tuesday morning at All Saints Church, Kingston on a Tuesday morning when the knitting group meet,
- St Matthews Church, Surbiton on a Sunday morning
- St Georges Church, Tolworth on a Sunday morning
The draw is on September 16th…. Good luck everyone!
Our July 2016 Newsletter features news about our Burns Prevention Workshop, Occupational Therapist volunteer Mavali Morris, distributions, staff news, education, the new office and Sam’s Village….
It is online now for you to enjoy!
AVM Newsletter July 2016
New University Students
Five of the students we have sponsored through secondary school have won places to study at university.
Many congratulations to all of them!
They are :
Esther Amadu, who will study for a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing
Abraham Michael Banda, who will study for a Bachelor of Education Science at Chancellor College
Gift Tembo, who will study for a Bachelor of Education (Language) at Chancellor College
Julius Zerezere, who will study for a Bachelor of Education Science (Technical) at Polytechnic
Matthews Josephy, who will study for a Bachelor of Education Science at Mzuzu University
We are looking for sponsors for four of these five students. You may like to part-sponsor a student, because we are looking for £50 for each student – this is to cover their cover their fees, equipment, travel, exams, accommodation.
Please email us on email@example.com if you would like to sponsor a student!
You can also read more about all our education projects here.
Loness Eliya outside Nkhata-Bay district hospital
“Since form one, I had a desire to become a nurse and help people in hospitals and communities so I worked hard to accomplish my dream.” – Loness Eliya
We have begun publishing a series of life stories of the University Students whom our supporters sponsor.
First is Loness Eliya, a nursing student at Kamuzu Central Hospital, who we also sponsored for her secondary education.
You can read all about her struggle to get an education here.