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.

Raffle tickets for this beautiful blanket….

This beautiful blanket could be yours for just £1!

Double blanket

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

  1. 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.
  2. Email lorraine.mole@africanvision.org.uk and she will allocate you a ticket and arrange your payment
  3. On a Tuesday morning at All Saints Church, Kingston on a Tuesday morning when the knitting group meet,
  4. St Matthews Church, Surbiton on a Sunday morning
  5. St Georges Church, Tolworth on a Sunday morning

The draw is on September 16th….  Good luck everyone!

 

 

 

Can you sponsor a University Student?

New University Students

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

 

New University Students

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 info@africanvision.org.uk if you would like to sponsor a student!

You can also read more about all our education projects here.

Meet our sponsored University Students!

Loness Eliya outside Nkhata-Bay district hospital in the Northern region of Malawi during practical work-second year at Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN)

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.