Here are links to some of the various projects that we do.
Ensuring people can get to a health service In our area of support there is a huge issue with lack of transport to hospital/clinics. There are not enough health centres/hospitals in our area and therefore the catchment area for each centre is huge.
Since 2006 we have completed a number of school building projects including a number of school blocks (typically with 6 classrooms) at various locations as well as five teachers' houses, kitchens and store rooms. We also build and renovate pre-schools.
What is a CBCC? A CBCC is a building with a multiple use - as a pre-school and as a feeding station for children 3-5 years old. Most children in rural areas cannot access early learning opportunities through pre-schools and are ill-prepared when they start school.
Distributions will always be a big part of our work, and are vital to the orphans who have nothing. We regularly distribute throughout our area clothes, toys, sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets and food to those most in need in the 'hungry months' around February.
1 in 6 women die in childbirth in Malawi. In April 2010 we filmed in our local Clinic and Maternity unit with 8 beds. These serve 13,569 people. There was one Medical Assistant and one Midwife to run the two units. The Midwife was pregnant.
Project4Africa is a group who raise funds to help various projects in Africa. This year we are delighted to announce they will be raising money for us again. This time the funds will be raised to help us renovate a maternity unit and staff housing in our area.
Education is free to children up to the end of primary school but if they want to go on and get a full education (and hopefully go onto university) it costs around £792 for four years at Secondary School This pays for school fees, exam fees, school materials, boarding fees, food and school uniform. We are currently sponsoring 40 teenagers to go to Secondary school.
It only costs £150 to build up a well to make it safe a free from contamination. This is a great present for your friends and family as it is genuinely saving lives and we will have a plaque created with the name of your recipient on it to go on the well - we will then take pictures of the well upon completion and send it to them.