Richard Barton, chairman of Team Malawi
, the charity our international efforts have been focussed on during 2018-19 gave an update on their current activities.
Our fundraising activities throughout the year helped them to support Grace, a young woman who is training as a clinical officer, and the building of a classroom block at Nkunguni Primary School.
Past President Barbara (2018-19) and President David presented the club's cheque for £6,000 to Richard after lunch. The club will continue to support Team Malawi throughout the Rotary Year 2019-20.
Our International Chairman, Stephen Yarrow, writes:
I wish to thank everybody who contributed in any way during Rotary Year 2018-19 to events in aid of our international charity, Team Malawi.
As those who were present at lunch today will know, the funds we raise go an awfully long way in Southern Africa towards Team Malawi’s twin aims of education and the relief of poverty. Richard Barton gave us a most interesting update on their projects. Grace Mwale, the young woman we are supporting with her clinical officer training fees, has recently done her first C-section. The classroom block at Nkunguni Primary School is taking shape, using bricks made and baked by the locals.
Richard also showed some images of a truck arriving with flood relief supplies following Cyclone Idai. Our Club, you may remember, sent £850 in lieu of a Shelterbox donation after the disaster in the spring of this year. The arrival of the truck was described by the villagers as a miracle.
Today we handed over £4,000 from funds raised during 2018-19 at dedicated international events plus a further £2,000 from the Club’s Youth Opportunities Fund, a total of £6,000 which will have a positive impact on many young lives in Malawi.
We are continuing to support Team Malawi throughout President David’s year.