Sarah’s Blog 24/09/21
It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog back in June. I don’t know where the time has gone. It’s been busy here and in Malawi and a lot has been achieved.
We’ve changed our name from Friends of The William Stewart Centre Malawi to Changing Lives Malawi. That’s all that’s changed. We still have the same charity number and we are still the same small, committed team of volunteers, working just as hard.
The container that left at the start of summer, is about to arrive in Malawi. Instead of us having to send Levison money to hire a truck to collect the boxes, thanks to generous donations, Levison now has his own (second hand) truck. This will make such a difference as delivery charges have to be paid to everything from maize to building materials. Also the truck can be hired out to help pay for itself.
We’ve been busy collecting school uniforms, shoes and flipflops, study books, sports kits and lots more and we are sending eight tables and 25 chairs on the next container.
Over 70 children and young people now have sponsors but there are 50+ young people, supported by the foundation, have just left primary school after doing their exams. We have managed to match some with sponsors so they can go to secondary school as their fees will be paid. However, that still leaves 30+ young people without sponsors. They have left primary school and that is their education finished. Unless we are able to find them sponsors. Becoming a sponsor is one of the most important things you can ever be to one of these young people. You have the ability to open up a whole new world of opportunities. Education v no education. Can you help? Four years at less than 85p per day is all each young person needs. Thanks Sarahx firstname.lastname@example.org