Sitima Village near Zomba
Sewing in Sitima
Education in the area
Supporting Sitima Village, near Zomba, Malawi
I had the privilege to visit this beautiful rural village in summer 2019. I was only there for two weeks, but the effect on me has been profound, hence creating my own Malawi project. With a simple gift of my time and what I consider to be basic skills of sewing, I was able to help 20 children get excited about making things for themselves. This Sewing in Sitima project is continuing as other volunteers from the charity Network for a Better World spend time working with more children to learn some basic stitches and the first groups moving on to making new things.
What an amazing thing to do – share your talent with others, and receive nothing but love in return.
How much could we change other communities by sharing talents and love? I wonder!
Yes I’ve been inspired. So now I have created my own Malawi project and a small support group for this work and the work of the charity my friend volunteers for Network for a Better World. Would you like to get involved? You really can achieve a lot and impact many with what you may consider as very little money and/or time.
I’m happy to talk to you about any of the projects on this page, or other ways you’d like to help develop ideas to support this community near to Zomba in southern Malawi.
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Summer School in Sitima
I’m taking a small group of young people aged 16-21 (limited by the size of the accommodation in the village), to work with a small group of School Leavers from Sitima village to plan an run a week of activities for children in the area. By working together the group of young people will
- share their skills and talents and inspire each other
- create a week long summer school to keep children active and learning during their long summer break
- teach skills to children which they may not otherwise learn
- have fun, sharing love through play
We need to raise about £2000 each to ensure we have everything we need to run the activities the young people are planning including health education, bike maintenance, sports, music and drama. Can you help us?
Did you know that secondary education costs about £10 a term in Malawi?
Many families can’t afford what may seem this minimal amount.
There’s also uniform and school books to buy.
Some young people have to stay away as the school is too far to travel to every day. These schools cost about £90 a term.
All exams are taken in English, so it’s important children learn English from an early age.
We know that education is a priority for sustainable development, alongside no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well being, clean water and sanitation and 12 other goals set by the United Nations.
Could you help support and encourage a young person to become better educated?