Go for Girls managed to sew 500 reusable sanitary pads which were donated to
cyclone Freddy victims in Ndirande, Blantyre and also donated some to school girls from 11 different schools in the southern region.
GO FOR GIRLS PROJECT
In the month of November we trained 25 girls at Minga Secondary School how to hand sew re-usable sanitary pads. The girls were also given sewing materials so that they can teach their friends when they go back to their communities.
In 2022, we trained 200 girls in hand sewing reusable sanitary pads and offered Girl talk sessions to 500 girls in 3 schools and communities.
The Girl talk sessions aimed at;
RATTU FAMILY DONATES NETBALL JERSEYS TO KAPS MODEL SCHOOLS
The Rattu family in the UK has donated 12 netball jerseys to Kaps model schools through BFM. The family has a daughter who is a Netball player who plays for England netball national team and her name is Elie Rattu.
The family has expressed interest in supporting the netball sport program which is one of the sporting category in our sports development project that we do in 8 schools.
OUR CEO VISITED THE UK
From 27 September to 24 November 2022 our CEO visited UK to meet with the UK board ad also visit different organization and churches and individuals who have been involved with the organization for the past 30 years.
The trip was sponsored by the UK team who have been actively supporting the charity.
During the visit, He managed to also meet with 2 primary schools called https://www.overbury.worcs.sch.uk/ and https://www.ewmeschools.org.uk/milton-ernest/ and http://www.q3langley.org.uk/ who are so keen to develop a partnership with Malawi schools so that there can be different educational and cultural exchange. The CEO also had an opportunity to meet with the students at Birmingham City University to discuss about a potential students mentorship program called IMPACT MALAWI https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/impact-in-malawi/
He also had time to discuss about a volunteer program that our charity is planning to launch in 2023 https://buildingfuturesinmalawi.org/volunteer-2/.
A lot happened during the visit and we believe that this trip was very successful and it will help in the development of the organization.
“On behalf of Building Futures in Malawi, I just want to say thank you all for making this trip to be worth it more especially Mark and Sandy Taylor who hosted me for two months, drove me around the UK and took me to all different places where I was doing my meetings and presentations and also thank you BFM UK team for your support when I was there in the UK.
To the churches and organization that I visited, I just want to say thank you for your warm hospitality. I believe that the partnership we have created will grow and together we will be able to support the people of Malawi in our different projects that we do.”
God bless you all
Lameck Mbiriyaza Chirwa
PASTOR DARRLY MATHEWS WHO IS THE FOUNDER OF AFRICA VITAL LIVING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BFM DONATED SOLAR LIGHTS, FOOTBALLS AND FEMININE PADS TO MINGA AND CHIWAMBA COMMUNITY SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND 20 DESK TO MKANTHAMA PRIMARY SCHOOL
In July this year Pastor Darrly Mathews visited Malawi to do his ministerial work and he has a charity called http://www.africavitalliving.org/ that supports the people of Malawi by fixing and installing boreholes and provides leadership training with churches in rural communities.
BFM in partnership with pastor Mathews donated diferent items to 3 schools that we work with in Chiwamba area. The schools are Minga and Chiwamba community day Secondary school and Mkanthama primary school.
List of items donated were;
We just want to say thank you Africa Vital Living for this generous gifts that you gave to the students and schools in chiwamba.
For instance in Mkanthama primary school they had no desks in class and the students were seating on the floor but because of your donation the children will now be seating on comfortable desks.
God bless you all who contributed to making this donation possible.