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 […]

Moringa – The Miracle Tree

June 25, 2015

  I have learnt a lot of new things in Malawi. One thing I have learnt is that “moringa” trees are very special! I found out that it is one of the most nutritious plants in the world, and even better than that… it grows really well in Malawi! Moringas love Malawi’s hot dry days, […]

Free Internet from TNM

June 20, 2015

  TNM, one of Malawi’s biggest mobile-phone networks, gave us some great news this week. They are going to give Matandani free access to the internet! I sent a letter to TNM a few weeks ago and followed up with a visit to their local office in Zomba. The regional manager,  Allan asked me to […]

The New Election

June 9, 2015

 Matandani School Management Committee Elections – May 27, 2015 On a busy day at Matandani a team of nine workers ploughed ahead on the new classroom block, plastering the inside walls, finalising the outside walls, and filling in the floors. Two workmen pressed ahead constructing a concrete drainage ditch to divert the next big rains […]

Good Vision – Good Life

June 3, 2015

The good people of Good Vision Glasses returned to Matandani last week to test students eyes. On their first visit they conducted initial screenings of over 800 children. During these latest two long, exhausting days,  they screened an additional 150 children, did full eye tests on 355 children, and provided 161 pairs of glasses to […]

Building Blocks @Matandani

May 31, 2015

The new classroom block is nearly complete! The roof has been put on, the inside walls have been plastered, the outside walls have been finished (“pointed”) and the floors are starting to be laid. It wont be long before the children move in! Deputy-head teacher Mr. Kassam has been a fantastic project manager. He has […]

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