Sadly Sam Hayes passed away tragically on September 10th 2013 at the age of 23 and his parents have decided to create a legacy that makes a positive change. His parents will support the building of the Landirani Training Village over the next 3 years and it will become known as "Sam's Village". Sam's friends and family have undertaken to raise the £250,000 to complete and open this amazing project within the next three years. Two mulberry trees have been planted at the main entrance to the Training Village in dedication to his memory.
Please see visit their web site at www.samsvillage.com/ where you can find more information or make a donation to this great project.
Our condolences are with Sam's family at this sad time.
This self-sustaining training village is being built on a 10 acre site. It is now well underway and achieves the objective of a move away from hand-outs as we move towards creating self-sufficient training programmes that can support thousands of local people showing them how to improve their lives in terms of creating employment, organic farming, orphan support, reforestation, HIV prevention and many other important areas.
We believe the Village will become a best-practice example for Malawi (and in time other parts of Africa) of how to encourage and develop sustainable, forward looking and skilled communities.
The latest plan is available to download in PDF format.Download PDF
The full prospectus for the village is available to download in PDF format.Download PDF