From the rooftops

Sarah’s blog 19/12/22

After the excitement of the weekend hearing that Bright Futures Secondary School had passed the school inspection and is now registered, I just wanted to share with you this short video that Levison took at the weekend. It is from the roof of the staff accommodation block. It gives a great view of the local area surrounding The Foundation and also how many buildings there are and how The Foundation is growing.

The electrician was attaching the solar panels we sent to the roof. The solar panels, initially, are for the incubator to hatch chicken eggs. As the electricity has been so sporadic and off for long periods of time, it’s not been possible to use it. When we can afford to, more wiring will be done so that the house and classrooms can have electric lights and sockets all being solar powered. This will be approximately £500 so it is on the long list of things to do!

We still have a few calendars left at £10 each with all money going to the school project. We have alternative gift cards, as well as cards and paintings and the link to the fundraising information is here Christmas Fundraising & news update – Changing Lives Malawi

If you would like to contribute to phase 2 of Bright Futures Secondary School then please email me or donate to our fundraiser

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy the video, Sarah x

Where is Ibuluma?

Sarah’s blog 28/04/22

I’ve put together some maps so that you can see where Malawi is in Africa. The Foundation is in the far north of Malawi. In Chitipa District. Chitipa town is the biggest local town. Chisenga is where the secondary school is. Chambo is the nearest primary school to the Foundation. The Mafinga Hills look very like Scotland and The Foundation is very near the border with Zambia.

Ekwendeni, where the container goes to the Mission Hospital, near Mzuzu, is where Levison has to travel to when he collects the boxes we’ve sent via the Bananabox Trust. Because some of the roads are small, and some are full of pot holes, it takes about 5 or 6 hours to travel from Ibuluma to Mzuzu. On the map of Africa, you can see the port of Beira in Mozambique where the container gets transferred from the ship to a truck.

You will be able to google Ibuluma yourself as the coordinates are on the photos. The shower block is not yet showing….I wonder how many buildings there will be at The Foundation by the time the photo is updated? Hope you enjoy this little bit of geography. Thanks for reading, Sarah x

This was taken before the shower block was built. You can see the sports pitches and the vegetable gardens.

Chisenga is where the nearest secondary school is
The Foundation is just outside Chambo. Chambo Primary school is the nearest to The Foundation.
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