At the start of the summer holidays, 30 of our students and staff visited Malawi as part of our ongoing Malawi Project.

After a 24-hour journey, the group were very happy to be welcomed to Fisherman’s rest and were ready to get stuck in with two weeks of volunteering with local schools and working with the local community.

The group spent several mornings at Chipwepwete primary school, our link school, where they could see difference our feeding programme is making to lives of the Malawian students.  Our students also led lessons in Maths, Science, English and Music.

With the money we’ve raised during the past year, we have continued to fund the feeding programme at Chipwepwete, and this year were also able to donate desks and books to the school.

During the afternoon the group lead community projects run by Fisherman’s rest, including repairing bore holes in local communities, building fuel efficient stoves in people’s homes and planting trees to help encourage reforestation.

Outside of volunteering the group embarked on a challenging two day trek up and down Mount Mulanje, saw hippos, elephants and many more during a jeep and boat safari in Mvuu (‘Hippo’) camp, and finished the trip with a well-deserved stay on Blue Zebra Island in Lake Malawi.

Find out more about our Malawi Project.

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