Teaching children and helping adults in Malawi

by Ahu Guray in Epsom, England, United Kingdom

Teaching children and helping adults in Malawi
We did it
On 31st May 2020 we successfully raised £215 with 6 supporters in 84 days

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by Ahu Guray in Epsom, England, United Kingdom

Dear Friends,

This Easter I will fulfil one of my long-held ambitions and spend eight days in Chigonti village, volunteering for African Vision Malawi (AVM). For seven of these days I will be immersing myself in the lives of children less privileged than our own, helping them in any way I can with a particular emphasis on teaching them mathematics. I will also get the opportunity to meet Mateyo, my family’s sponsored child, with whom my children often share written correspondence. The trip will culminate in a one-day celebratory hike around the township of Dedza.

My last trip...

I am very grateful to everyone who generously contributed towards the £1,747 raised for charity last year in support of my time spent walking the Camino de Santiago trail. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the comments of Heather Palmer, AVM founder, describing just some of the ways the money you donated for that expedition has been put to such meaningful use...

How the funds were used...

“Your fundraising is going to help our Disability programme and orphan support in schools. Today, Julie (an AVM volunteer) is taking Zozo (an elderly, blind Malawian man) to be assessed for a tricycle so he can get around Sam’s Village a little better - this will make him more independent. We will also be arranging to donate school uniforms and blankets to 30 orphans in one of our far off areas, Mundundu.  I don’t know if you saw the two wheelchairs we were donated from World Vision for two kids with cerebral palsy - your funds provided the transportation to collect them and distribute them. All of these things cost us money to implement, but change people’s lives for the better!”

This time around...

As I once again ask you to give anything you can to this extremely worthwhile cause, it is important to call to mind the people on the receiving end of this money/time for whom our efforts and generosity do make a substantial impact to their quality of life.

While the proceeds of my last fundraiser went entirely to the charity, the magnitude of this trip is on a different scale so I intend to put the first £1,000 raised towards the costs of my trip (flights and vaccinations) with anything further being donated directly to the charity. I hope that the value I can add to these children’s lives during my time there will pale this cost into insignificance.

Love and best wishes,

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