From 7 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon the Chifundo Campus is alive with the sound of children. Smiles, laughter, shrieks and yells pierce the air. Continue reading “A first time volunteer, returned”
“Why are you doing it?” he asked, his eyes burning a hole in my conscience. I held his inquisitive gaze for a moment before I asked him to repeat the question. Not because I’d forgotten the question, I was simply buying some time as I figured out how best to respond. Continue reading “A first time volunteer”
Earlier this year Stephen Walsh with a team of research scientists from DIT won the Alltech Innovation award for their research project on the various Nutritional and curative values contained in the Moringa Tree. This tree grows lavishly around the Zomba area of Malawi and Stephen has volunteered to travel to the Summer School and continue their research at a field level while participating in the whole project.
That’s Stephen 3rd from Right:
Ellie, her Mam and a host of friends came together at the Resource Centre in Carnew recently for an Afternoon tea event to raise funds for Ellie’s trip to Zomba as one of the volunteers to run the first Chifundo Summer School there and establish a new outreach of Learning for the Chifundo Children.
The result was a staggering €1,510 from one event. Fantastic! Thank you to all.
Phil Burke one of the volunteer team for our first Summer School in Zomba, Malawi is having a Table Quiz to raise funds for the trip. Date and venue are on the football. More details to follow or contact Phil directly. You can also support the event and trip financially by clicking ‘Donate’. on the right panel.
Last year Peter and John worked with the Trustees in Zomba preparing the first use of the Learning Centre as an educational resource for our young students in Malawi. Peter was so enthused by the experience of teaching these young Chifundo children that he committed then to returning with a team of like minded individuals to run a Summer School at the Centre. This 2016 School should be the first of many. The programme to compliment the education already being provided by Chifundo will help fulfill the vision to ensure that each of these children from the poorest villages in the world will achieve their full potential through the most comprehensive education.
The team of pioneering volunteers are already busy preparing the programme. It will include as well as core subjects, music and song, art and cultural exchange, lots of sports activities and also an element of research to guide the development of the Chifundo Programme into the future. Scroll below for video from last year.