Community, Education, Malawi

NYM 2016 Handover Celebration

The NYM handover party in Ruarwe on 23rd April was a huge success, many thanks to all those who worked so hard over the last few months to make it happen!

The morning session was our Annual General Meeting so discussions were held with guests from the catchment area to discuss NYM’s achievements from last year as well as its goals for 2016. The afternoon saw the arrival of the visitors coming by boat from Nkhata Bay (a particularly long journey – many thanks for travelling so far to join us!) and included a number of speeches as well as songs by the nursery and youth club, dances from the Mbotosha women, and an excellent production by Difficult & Bikilone (Ekhesha & John) who entered the arena dressed as ladies and entertained the crowd for a hilarious 20 minute drama.

Many thanks to those that came from near and far to join us for this special occasion, and a special thanks to those that gave money to appreciate Maria’s English alphabet recital – you have collectively paid for her nursery tuition until the end of the year, yewo!

NYM has now been officially handed over to the staff and the wider community to manage independently. This was a very special day for NYM, Phunzira and Ruarwe Village, and we would like to thank everyone that has helped us along this epic journey – from Malawi to England to America to Australia! TAWONGA CHOMENI!

Community, Education, Malawi

IT Room up and running

We are very pleased to announce that the IT room at Nyumba Ya Masambiro has officially opened. IT lessons are now taking place on an almost daily basis led by the manager Watts Mkhuta. Thank you to Rob Hook for sorting out our electricity at the centre in order to allow this to happen, to Phillip Zheng for helping out with the first few lessons and all the kind donors who have passed on laptops to NYM when they were finished with them. So far 9 people from the community have started their lessons and many more are enquiring and keen to start soon.