Year 1 – HIGHLIGHTS – 2015

December 31, 2015

– Thank you everyone for helping us accomplish the following in the project’s first year! – 1. Built two water taps that are connected to the main supply and fixed the water tower which now holds 2,500 litres of clean water. 2. Improved standards of hygiene by connecting water to the toilets. 3. Connected electricity […]

Life @Matandani – November

December 12, 2015

Matandani had a special visitor, Che Fidel, from South Africa. Che is a photographer and while he was travelling around Malawi, he decided he had a little time to spare to visit Matandani primary school. Its been nearly 6 months since Andy has been there and its great to see how well the school is looking […]

September Update

October 19, 2015

Welcome back, Matandani!  With all the success of last year there is a real excitement around the place now. Although we were sad to say good-bye to two wonderful teachers who have since moved to teach at schools closer to their homes, we are thrilled to share the news of gaining two additional classrooms! I’ll […]

More I.T. Equipment for Matandani

August 18, 2015

I firmly believe that technology has the potential to improve classroom teaching. I’ve seen the benefits in my own classroom in Ireland, and it is clear to see the huge difference technology makes in Malawi . As you may remember from previous posts, we’ve started to introduce some of these modern tools into Matandani. But […]

Teachers V’s Kids

August 1, 2015

I know how much fun a teachers-against-the-kids game can be at the end of the school year because we have these games at Scoil Bhride. I thought the kids at Matandani would enjoy it as much as they do at home, so I wanted to set up these annual games at Matandani. Just before the […]

Sporting Progress

July 8, 2015

We are progressing amazingly well with our new grass, international-sized pitch. This week we had the metal netball posts made by a local welder and they look fantastic, but we are going to hold off on the installation of the metal goalposts until the grass has completely established on the courts. This is because once […]

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