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£310
raised of £10,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £310 to help build 2 new classrooms at Thantwe Primary School, Blantyre, Malawi.

    Thantwe, Blantyre, Malawi
    Funded on Sunday, 30th April 2017

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    Story

    Last summer a number of students and I were privileged to participate in a community project at Thantwe Primary School, Malawi Africa.
    Malawi is the poorest country in Africa and is one of the world's worst-hit by HIV-Aids with more than one million children orphaned by the disease. The majority of the population scrape out a living as subsistence farmers despite food security being precarious due to the climate. The democratically elected government is battling over 30 years of under-investment in public services; so school’s like Thantwe have just 6 classrooms for 649 students.
    Exposure to the hardships of life in rural Malawi led us to feel a great sense of injustice that so many children in rural Malawi are having to live in absolute poverty; often not eating for days at a time and having to share one dark brick hut with up to 10 other family members. One that has no sanitation, no running water and no power. Consequently, we left Malawi resolved to help Thantwe School improve its educational facilities. By doing so, we hope to enhance the life chances for a number of Thantwe School’s students; improving their odds of winning a government scholarship to fund their secondary education. This in turn, will enable them to attain a wage earning job or a place at university. This will enable them to contribute to their local communities and start to break the inherent cycle of poverty. Many of the pupils at Thantwe are passionate and eager learners, only held back by the lack of educational facilities at the school; which the government cannot afford to provide.
    To this end, we aim to raise £10,000 to build two new classrooms at Thantwe School.
    There is no time to waste. We have raised £450 in 2 months; so we’ve made a good start. Now we need your help. Please make a donation and share this page with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, etc. Every penny counts, no donation is too small. Thank you.

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    • Ian Bird3 years ago
      Ian Bird

      Ian Bird

      3 years ago

      Peter, What a generous donation. Thank you. As you know, from visiting the school, every penny will count and make a real difference.

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    • Ian Bird3 years ago
      Ian Bird

      Ian Bird

      3 years ago

      Thanks Samantha :)

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    • Ian Bird3 years ago
      Ian Bird

      Ian Bird

      3 years ago

      Thanks Steph and Helen :)

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    11

    • Peter Collings-Wells

      Peter Collings-Wells

      Mar 6, 2017

      Very worthwhile - let me know progress!

      £100.00

    • Samantha  Smith

      Samantha Smith

      Jan 19, 2017

      £10.00

    • Helen Lynch

      Helen Lynch

      Jan 19, 2017

      Good luck with your fund raising & with all the work to help these children.

      £10.00

    • Stephanie Clark

      Stephanie Clark

      Jan 18, 2017

      Happy to support an excellent cause Ian :)

      £10.00

    • Olivia Lanciano

      Olivia Lanciano

      Jan 6, 2017

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 5, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 5, 2017

      £10.00

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    Ian Bird

    Ian Bird

    Thantwe, Blantyre, Malawi

    Lead Teacher of Economics and Business DofE DLC Manager Chosen Hill School Gloucestershire

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