Weʼre raising £850 to support Malawi Smiles
- Nchalo, Malawi
- 5 days to go
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Malawi Smiles is a small, and very hands-on, project working with a group of girls in Nchalo, Malawi. These girls have lost their parents, and are cared for by the extended family. Very often, families cannot afford to send these girls to school, preference being given to boys.
Malawi Smiles is a one week residential workshop for 70 girls. The aim is to build their self-esteem, impart some skills, and share some fun.
You can read about last year's workshop here: 2016 Workshop
This year, the workshop is being run by five volunteers from the UK. These ladies are paying their own fares and costs while in Malawi. All the funds raised go to buying the resources for the workshop, hiring school premises for the week, and paying for the food for the girls.
The total cost of the workshop is £3,500. £1,200 of this is the cost of the premises and the food. We have spent £2,300 on the various resources we are taking, such as books and stationery. We have held a number of fund-raising events and have received several donations. But right now - with less than a month to go - we are still £850 short.
We are asking for your help. You can be sure that every penny raised goes to support these girls. There are no administration costs (apart from JustGiving fees), and the volunteers pay for themselves.
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Aug 13, 2018
Well done Althea. Stay safe and come home with lots of wonderful memories x
Aug 9, 2018
Aug 7, 2018
Have an amazing adventure Althea, looking forward to hearing about it all xx
Aug 3, 2018
Good luck with your fund raising.
Aug 3, 2018
Aunty Althea the girls will have such a fabulous time with you all
Aug 1, 2018
Good cause have a great time Jan xx
Jul 31, 2018
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