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Our Malawi project

The children at The Hall have been supporting a Street Project in Malawi. Through one of our families we heard about an Orphanage of street children living in a village just outside Lilongwe. There are 34 children who are living in poverty with no education. The children make animal models out of beads and wires from the back of old fridges to sell in order to raise money to build a school and a place to live. At our Christmas Bazaar many families brought the models and £300 was raised.
The children, through the School Council, got involved. They took on various tasks including fund raising and writing letters to each child. Due to the exchange rate with the local currency, (Kwatcha), our contribution was enough to build the roof on the school building!

We also heard how scarce resources are so each class collected stationery items to fill pencil cases for each child. Just before Christmas we had a visit from Lisa Bacaresse, our contact with the Orphanage. She led an inspiring assembly where we learnt about the progress of the school building. She brought us one of the 'home made' bricks which we have put on display. We presented the 40 pencil cases which will be used in the school when it opens. We received an email thanking us for, "the fabulous pencil cases – they will be greatly appreciated." The children watched a film of the orphans singing songs of thanks for all the help we have given to them. It is a great privilege to be a small part of the big picture and we hope to continue our support in different ways this year.

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