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additional initiatives

In addition to focusing on training future generations of teachers, nurses, scientists, technicians and engineers, the Project has undertaken other initiatives aimed at the alleviation of poor day-to-day living conditions. In times of food shortages or famine, which have occurred several times over the past five years, the Project makes every effort to provide assistance. For example the Project raised £25,000 to help alleviate the famine of 2002. Other initiatives include :

  • Last year the Project supported the orphanage at Ntonda with a cheque for £1,000 to provide essential goods.
  • Medical equipment, medicines, nurses' uniforms and donations of clothing to hospital patients have been supplied to a value in excess of £300,000.
  • A large quantity of stationery was distributed to designated schools and orphanages during 2004.
  • A large collection of toys were shipped to orphanages and nurseries in Malawi during 2003 and 2004.
  • Yamikani Orphanage received aid in the form of starter packs of seed and fertiliser, food assistance, maize seed, fertiliser and multivitamins.
  • The Open Arms Orphanage received £1,100 for its outreach programme in 2002. It received a further £1,000 for starter packs earlier this year.
  • During the famine of 2002, a variety of goods for Chikwawa District Hospital were provided, including chlorine for cholera prevention, blankets and mattresses, enamel mugs, hotplates, milk powder, cooking oil, cooking pots, aprons, spoons and mosquito nets.
  • In 2004 Chikwawa District Hospital received further help with mosquito nets, HTH for cholera prevention, hurricane lamps, distiller and benches for patients to use while awaiting treatment. Some assistance was also given to upgrade accommodation and equipment to bring it up to the necessary standard to store and supply ARV (ante retroviral) drugs