New Exciting Project!

February 28, 2018

A new and exciting project has been given the go ahead to start at Matandani! Through my work with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), I have been able to build my very own version of a mobile solar powered projector! This little invention has caused quite a stir in VSO and anyone who I’ve shown. With […]

So Much Progress During Term One!

January 5, 2018

For the first time in Matandani’s history, the plan to have student teachers from the nearby Machinga Teachers Training College has finally been realised. In October, 6 student teachers came to stay at Matandani, living together in one big house very close to the school. They have made a hugely positive impact at the school […]

Life Changing for 6 Special Students!

December 3, 2017

After the success of the eye testing and glasses for the children who needed them, I have decided to attempt a new child centred medical project at Matandani! It was always very frustrating to see some of the children with a condition called “clubfoot”. I recently found out that this condition is treatable! There is […]

New Term, New Improvements!

September 28, 2017

School is back in session at Matandani, and a new term has brought fresh changes. One of the biggest improvements has been teacher’s commitment to keeping their students in the classroom during class, and transitioning breaks with other classes. Rather than 1000+ children thundering into the courtyard for a 15 minute break, classes have created […]

Classroom of the Future

August 19, 2017

 One of the biggest challenges in Matandani and most schools in Malawi is huge class sizes with many children coming to school for the first time at the age of 10 or even 12!  At Matandani alone… we have an average of 165 in a class with the youngest class,  Standard 1, having the biggest […]

Lots of Progress!

July 29, 2017

FUN AND GAMES AT MATANDANI Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers for bringing out lots of new sports equipment. We were able to fix new netball nets for the girls and bring out lots of new footballs, netballs and volleyballs! Two parachutes for the younger children were also brought out and Emma and Clare showed […]

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