Sarah’s blog 26/09/23
After a difficult couple of weeks, can you imagine my surprise and joy when I opened an email yesterday from The Clive Richards Foundation .
I had first contacted them regarding a grant a few months ago. We made it through the first round of applications, then I had an online interview with one of their trustees. I then had to produce more information to be shared with the rest of their trustees at their next meeting. That meeting happened last week and we are so pleased to be chosen as a recipient of a grant.
It makes such a difference when we know people trust us to carry out projects with their money. This grant will pay for a teachers’ accommodation block and teachers’ latrines. They recognise the fact that we have to have accommodation in place to attract teachers to Bright Futures Secondary School. The poverty levels are such that there is nowhere suitable for staff to rent locally. We are very grateful for this money to support education for some of the most vulnerable teenagers in rural northern Malawi. Hopefully, this can be built before the rainy season comes.
Here are some quotes from the letter I received informing me that Changing Lives Malawi had been successful and would be receiving money for our project.
Thank you so much to the trustee at The Clive Richards Foundation for believing in us and putting our project forward to the other trustees. It’s always about teamwork and I’m happy to play a small part in that team. No doubt, photos will follow over the next few weeks, Sarah x
“I’m delighted to inform you that The Trustees have agreed to fund the project to the requested amount of £11,000…..we were impressed with the work you are doing.”
“We are delighted to be supporting you and congratulate you on your work.”The Clive Richards Foundation