One Step Malawi - Build a school

One Step Malawi - Build a school

Raise funds to finish building a school at an orphanage in Domasi, Malawi. The Tikondwe organisation in Domasi is currently finishing an orphanage which will home 300 orphans - yet this orphanage cannot open until the school has been finished too. There are currently 250 orphans on the waiting list, increasing daily, yet until funds are raised to finish the school, Tikondwe cannot continue to help these children. One Step Malawi are supporting this project after Nikki volunteered in there. A total of 27,000GBP has to be raised overall, but this will be broken down into stages.

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

One Step Malawi – School construction fundraiser

The Tikondwe organisation in Domasi, Malawi is currently finishing an orphanage which will home 300 orphans - yet this orphanage cannot open until the school has been finished too.There are currently 250 orphans on the waiting list, increasing daily, yet until funds are raised to finish the school, Tikondwe cannot continue to help these children.The rural area of Domasi is poor with people living in basic conditions without the luxuries we enjoy – they have no electricity, no indoor plumbing and live on a basic diet of maize flour and water. Many struggle to make enough money to feed their own children let alone feed the number of orphans that need looking after.This can change though if the money can be raised to finish the school. A smile will be put on a minimum of 300 children’s faces.In total 27,000GBP has got to be raised, yet we’re breaking the fundraising down into manageable stages to ensure the building of the school can progress.

So what is needed?

Materials including iron sheets, cement, timbers and paint are needed plus finishes like doors, toilets and a solar system.

How can you help?

Just one penny can buy a brick and although 50,000 bricks are needed to finish the build, that is only £500 in total. £92 will buy all the glass needed for the windows whilst £2,208 will pay for all the timbers. Although these figures sound a lot, fundraising will be done in stages. Maybe you can donate only a few pounds or maybe you know a company willing to make a larger donation, together the money adds up and can make a difference to the lives of the orphan children in the Domasi area.

What happens when the school is finished?

When the school is finished, the orphanage can open and these children, who have sadly lost their parents, can not only get a roof over their heads and food in their tummies, but also the chance of an education. Education is the key to get people out of poverty. By offering this to as many children as possible increases the chances of producing future teachers, nurses and doctors and business owners.

Some of the children in Hayo village receiving their meal of maize flour and water (pala)

Some of the pupils in afternoon class which received a note book and pen each

18 month old Shakira eating her lunch after attending morning school - she only comes to school at this age for food

First day at school in Hayo village

Shakira and her sister Shimimu

Background on One Step Malawi

One Step Malawi supports the Tikondwe organisation and the aim is simple, to continue supporting the work this organisation carries out. This includes providing education to as many children in seven different village schools, supporting orphans, the running of a feeding programme, provide school supplies, health support, the running of an HIV programme, running of a maize mill, garden and shop as well as offering adult learning, business training, community support work, local business sponsorship and a chicken programme. Soon their orphan care will extend to the running of an orphanage.One Step Malawi was founded by Nikki after an inspirational and life-changing trip to the Domasi area where she lived and volunteered for a month. To date she has supported and set up various projects there including a community garden, providing a wage to local Malawian’s, buying of bicycles, sponsoring children and purchasing of school equipment etc. Nikki aims to continue to find sponsor families and general fundraising to support the work, all of which is done voluntarily, by the Tikondwe organisation.For more information visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Step-Malawi/530972060290204