Kavanagh Family in Carnew

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.

Ellie Thank you

Table Quiz for Summer School

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.Chifundo

Chifundo Education Third World Development "Elaine Cogavin"

Elaine and some of the Chifundo Children-2014

Volunteers

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.

Pioneering Volunteers.

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.

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The Big Bake Off

Sunday 8th May saw the biggest cake sale in the history of Guardian Angels Church in Blackrock. The occasion was Elaine Cogavin’s fund raising  event. The cake sale was especially for the First Summer School in Malawi by Chifundo Volunteers which is taking place in July/August this year. Seven volunteers will bring a new learning experience for the young students, when they give of their time to facilitate a school of learning which will include; Teaching in core subjects, Music, Art and a lot of sport.

Elaine raised €1875.00 with a lot of support from her many culinary friends.Our picture the extent of her own baking set out in her home before dispatch.Elaine's Cake Sale  IMG_0066

Award For Community Learning

AwardChifundo has been given the Community Partner Learning Award for 2016 from DIT.  President Brian Norton presented John Cogavin with the award in recognition of the learning partnership which has developed between Chifundo and DIT. This years initiative had the Business Studies Masters students in Strategic Management use Chifundo as a case study to model a strategy  for Social Entrepreneurship. This partnership has been developed by Professor Tom Cooney.