It's been a very cold start to February in the Starfish Office and the thought of a sunny and warm visit to Malawi in April is keeping us warm! We have a team going out again this year and we're really looking forward to seeing how the projects have developed over the last year. Here are just 3 stories we wanted to share with you this month...
Become A Church Ambassador for Starfish Malawi
Being a Church Ambassador would mean you’d be the contact person for any Starfish news, you would promote occasional events in your church and update your church on anything ‘Starfish Malawi’ a few times a year. We would provide you with all resources. We’d love you to be a part of this new and exciting journey with us and spread the news of God’s amazing work in Malawi through Starfish. If this is something that would interest you, please can you email Esther on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the church you attend and contact number.
Children's Club Report
Local children’s activity clubs, run by volunteers, have positively impacted many lives in Malawi. The programme has enabled children to interact with one another, share stories and play different games together. This programme also provides counselling to the parents on how they can nurture their children to become God fearing children within a healthy and safe environment. The work is being done in fourteen centres....
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Crowborough Christian Men's Newsletter
We have many supporters of Starfish Malawi who are doing great work and we are so grateful to every single one of you for your support. There is a specific group of men in Crowborough who have made it their mission to help the area of Chapsinja. Here is an excert from their recent newsletter from their Liaison Officer, Tamandani: Tamandani reports that there are currently an astonishing 819 pupils on roll in the eight classes. The Government now employs 15 teachers at the school, which has more girls than boys.
The achievement of pupils in Year 8 is regularly tested against the standards required to pass the Primary Leavers’ Certificate at the end of the school year. She says “Our Hope Missions Team has also focused on talking with the learners directly, motivating them to do better and more in their studies. Learners are able to express their concerns and problems both in their studies and households. They also express their gratefulness and excitement for their future. This has assisted in creating a better suitable education environment for teachers and all learners at the school.”