Over the last few days we have worked with Mary’s Meals to identify a second school without basic facilities in one of the most deprived areas of the world. We have confirmed St Josephs’ Primary School in Kasungu, Malawi (the 17th poorest country in the world), which has a roll of 746 pupils and no facilities to provide food, meaning many children have to work to feed themselves instead of being educated.
The necessary permissions have been confirmed, and Mary’s Meals can send resources there as soon as money is available. If we are successful, St Joseph’s will get a brick-built kitchen which will double as a classroom with stoves, pots, utensils, spoons and mugs. As a result, kids will attend school to get what on many occasions will be their only meal of the day. They will also get an education and better chances in later life.
The cost of the kitchen is £7000. We are only six days out from CQteN so we shouldn’t expect miracles but we’ll be here until the job is done.
Construction is underway at our first school at the Kholoni Primary School in Mchinji, Malawi, which has a school roll of 1221 children.
We have a donations page for CQN Mary’s Meals’ projects, if you would like to help out, you can do so here.
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“There were 10 in our party and collecting the tickets took priority. Once we had them we could afford time to eat, but what? Several restaurants were sold out but we eventually found a café with frozen chips and a meat-based slab of something or other. No choices. No beer, wine or cola either, it was diluting orange juice or water. An entire city was pretty much emptied of food and drink.”
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