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Weʼre raising £3,000 to BANA MBATOSE BREAKFAST CLUB We want to set up a breakfast club for local kids in Kazomba Village, Northern Malawi

Mzimba Malawi

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BANA MBATOSE BREAKFAST CLUB

Who are we?

Hello and welcome to Kurya Ndiko Uku CBO, Malawi

CBO means Community Based Organisation and Kurya Ndiko Uku means ‘This is the way to eat’. Hospitality and nutrition are at the heart of everything we do. We are a group committed to helping our local community overcome poverty. You will find us near Mzimba, northern Malawi. And we have friends all over the world.

At the end of the day, CBO members sit on the mat with a cup of tea and a bun and sort everything out.

The mat has got bigger and bigger….…… it now stretches from the CBO members in Kazomba to Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Derby, Liverpool, Dublin, Derry, as well as to friends in the USA and Japan. We talk and share, swap photos and videos, raise awareness and money so that, little by little, pachoko pachoko, we move forward.

You can find out more at pachokopachoko.com where you can contact the UK members for further details.

What do we need?

One of the first projects that the UK team supported was our on-site nursery. We provide breakfast and quality early years education for the under 7s. Our nursery is called BANA MBATOSE which means “They are all ours”.

Samantha says "Hi!"

In the last year children everywhere have been adversely affected by the pandemic and child hunger has been a focus for us all. The Catholic Primaries in Newcastle know all about this and wanted to join together to help us.

With schools closed, our little ones have lost their only daily hot meal. Our children are now turning up to the school building- often with their older siblings- looking to be fed. This can mean up to 150 hungry tummies.

Here’s where you come in. Elizabeth and Flora have a message........

We want to set up BANA MBATOSE BREAKFAST CLUB which will feed the children from our local villages everyday. We have priced everything up and we think we can cover the project for £700 per school term.So our overall target is £3000 which will see us well into next year and help us plan ahead.Yewo chomene- thank you so much.

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  • Catherine Batey6 months ago
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    Catherine Batey

    6 months ago
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    More from the team... “Yewo. We might even get new uniforms for them as they have no proper clothes. Parents are already contributing cleaning the surrounding and getting firewood. I went to the nursery school this morning at 7am and the parents were there already cleaning. 20 of them" “Thanks everyone. Here, the school year calendar has changed but for Bana Mbatose there will be no holidays as the children have nothing at home. We will be open as long as the funding is available. Our hearts are with you"

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  • Catherine Batey6 months ago
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    6 months ago

    From the team "The breakfast will be before they start class. At the end of class - sima or rice with meat and vegetables. If the budget allows, the little ones will have a dessert of a piece of fruit. An apple-these children have never seen an apple.” "As of yesterday we have in total of 80 children! Not enough rooms even if the CBO offices are used. The training centre will take some, but we have no chairs. They will have to sit on floors for now.We might have to have morning and afternoon classes because of space.This is amazing”

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  • Catherine Batey6 months ago
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    6 months ago
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    THANK YOU …THANK YOU ….THANK YOU!!!!!! WE ARE HALF-WAY TO OUR TARGET and there are no words to say how happy we are in the village…. This term’s money has been sent and next term’s will be heading to the village in April.Your generosity is changing everything. From Mama Lexah on how things are.... “Monile Mose! Tawonga chomene! The first breakfast monies have paid for big plates, cups, tumblers, cooking pots and a few extra chairs.The breakfast will be porridge, tea with milk, bun with margarine spread. A million thanks to everybody❤❤”

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Page last updated on: 7/30/2021 18.43

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44

  • Richard Winch

    Richard Winch

    Jul 30, 2021

    In memory of my Mum, who was friends with Lexah Harrison when Lexah lived in England.

    £250.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 27, 2021

    Good luck

    £10.00

  • Dale Couch

    Dale Couch

    May 11, 2021

    Thank you Lexah for all you do. 💜

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 3, 2021

  • Sacred Heart family x

    Sacred Heart family x

    Apr 1, 2021

    £30.00

  • Sofia , Emilie La Ragione

    Sofia , Emilie La Ragione

    Mar 29, 2021

    Brilliant work 👍 and thank you for giving us the opportunity to donate to such a wonderful cause. Good luck and we pray for this project to be very a successful and long term for however long it take

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 28, 2021

    Keep up the great work!

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