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Catherine Batey

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raised of £3,000 target by 54 supporters

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

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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 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.

Thank you.

You are changing people’s lives

every day.

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  • Catherine Batey3 years ago
    Catherine Batey

    Catherine Batey

    3 years 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 Batey3 years ago
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    3 years 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 Batey3 years ago
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    3 years 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: 1/11/2024 06.39



  • Gill Hardy

    Gill Hardy

    Jan 11, 2024

    In memory of Dave’s Mum x


  • St Teresa's

    St Teresa's

    Jan 10, 2024

    Donated in fond memory of Dorothy Harrison from all your friends at St Teresa's


  • Jon Barr

    Jon Barr

    Jan 8, 2024

    Donated in memory of Dorothy Harrison.


  • June & Brian Shuker

    June & Brian Shuker

    Dec 31, 2023

    Donated in memory of Dorothy Harrison. RIP . Much love June & Brian x


  • Tony


    Dec 22, 2023


  • Andrea


    Feb 24, 2023

    Thinking of you all in Kazomba village x

  • Sacred Heart Primary School, Newcastle UK

    Sacred Heart Primary School, Newcastle UK

    Dec 20, 2022


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