SAFE-UK is now sponsoring 18 pupils from Kachere through 8 different secondary schools in Malawi, at a cost of £12 a month for each pupil. In May 2017 I visited Mulunguzi which is a boarding school on the edge of Zomba. Left to right are Veronica, Gift, Mussa, Bridget and Clement and one of their teachers Mercy Khoswe, wife of SAFE accountant Ben Khoswe.
There are 200 gogos ( the Malawian word for grandparent) living in Kachere, supporting on average 3 aids orphans each. In addition to annual fertiliser, SAFE-UK has given each gogo a mosquito net and a blanket.In 2016 one of the village chiefs was trained in Foundations for Farming, which encourages making compost to increase soil fertility and several of the gogos have used this method instead of fertiliser when planting and reported a much higher yield of maize in 2017.
Each village has a CBCC (Community Based Child-care Centre) which cares for the pre-school orphans and other vulnerable children.The ECD (Early Childhood Developement) programme includes child protection, nutrition, education, health and survival, HIV&AIDS, sanitation and hygiene, water issues, dignity, and equality.
Safe-Life Youth Club
The Nsungwi SAFE-Life Youth club meets twice a week. The young people are taught the WHY WAIT? curriculum about how special each person is and worth waiting for in sexual relationships. They have also helped the gogos by digging pit latrines for them and assisting with harvesting. They were thrilled to receive a volleyball net, a volleyball and a football in appreciation of their efforts.
Thanks to the generosity of a US sponsor all the secondary school students in SAFE communities have received a solar lamp. The bursary students are REALLY grateful, especially now that there’s a major problem with electricity. At Moira's home in Zomba they regularly have no power for 24+ hours, and then power…
Francis Pendame is 21. He has no guardian and no siblings. His mother died soon after his birth and he has never known his father. His grandmother, Alice Pendame, died soon after she was given a blanket by SAFE-UK in 2012. She left him her house, where he lives alone. He survives…
Christmas is Coming!
SAFE-UK is once again selling Christmas puddings in aid of supporting the two Community Based Child Care Centres in Kachere, Malawi, where about 200 pre-school children receive a daily education and a free meal. Each 1lb pudding, which serves 4,…
Fuel efficient stoves
The caregivers at Nsungwi CBCC have used bricks to make a fuel efficient stove. This has helped to reduce the amonu of firewood needed for cooking the children's porridge.