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Retreat to the Farm
January 01, 2021

2021 takes you to France for Yoga and Mindful Stargazing in August (Covid permitting) Followed by more retreats: Yoga, Mindfulness; Breakthrough to Zen; Recharge and Unwind; Reconnect, Rewind, Restore … 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 these very popular retreats and have a wonderful treat for yourself… Read more

Sam’s Village open for business!
January 01, 2021

This amazing eco earth-built village, fully booked since 2018 with UNESCO/EU sponsored training is now open for business from March 2021. Many organisations are looking for a way to have conferences in an inspiring area at a very low cost. If you would like to visit us or just have more details, do get in touch by email. There is more information available by clicking here or on the pdf below. Read more

Winter 2019 Newsletter
December 11, 2019

Our Winter 2019 Newsletter is now out as we approach the end of our UNESCO sponsored training courses. Read about the difference this has made in our community. It is online now for you to enjoy! AVM Newsletter Winter 2019 If you would like a High Resolution copy to print out, click the poster below: Read more

Summer Indulgence Day 2019
May 14, 2019

On the 15 JUNE 2019 we are once again holding our fantastic INDULGENCE DAY at 31 Upper Brighton Rd, Surbiton where therapists will be coming to donate their time and skill to help AVM raise some much needed funds for the orphan & vulnerable in our area in Malawi. There’ll also be some stalls, a beer tent, lunches & tea & cake. For more details, including how to book a treatment, please click here… Read more

Winter 2018 Newsletter now out!
November 30, 2018

Welcome to our 2018 Newsletter which reports on our first ever UNESCO sponsored training course. Read about how our new graduates are making a living for the first time as carpenters, tailors and electricians. It is online now for you to enjoy! AVM Newsletter Winter 2018 Read more

Sam's Village 2019 Appeal - Matched Funding is back!
November 21, 2018

We have received a truly generous offer of £40,000 of matched funding which will allow us to complete the remaining accommodation blocks and train 100 people next year. To receive this amount we need to receive donations to the same value. We have already received £17,000 towards this, so need to raise a further £23,000. This is really life-changing work which will transform some of the world's… Read more

Summer 2018 Newsletter
August 28, 2018

Our Summer 2018 Newsletter features news about Sam's Village which has now opened and is running residential courses for the first time. We are very excited to announce a new 2 year international partnership with UNESCO. It is online now for you to enjoy! AVM Newsletter Summer 2018 Read more

UNESCO partners with AVM
July 13, 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have just signed a contract to become implementation partners with UNESCO which is managing part of the Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) in Malawi. STEP will be supporting bursaries for the next 18 months to train 150 marginalized people in different vocational skills. We are specifically focusing on a minimum of 50% women attendance. STEP is… Read more

Sam's Village live!
March 29, 2018

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… Read more

Retreat to the Farm
March 01, 2018

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… Read more

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