Our Malawi Project supports local charity Hope4Malawi through fundraising and volunteering for our partnership school in Chipwepwete.
A team of our staff and students visit Chipwepwete each year to teach, learn about the local community, and get involved with wider community work.
Over £100,000 has been donated since the project began!
In January 2015 we made a commitment to provide free school lunches to each child. Lunch gives them nourishment to improve their health and wellbeing, and improves their capacity to learn and concentrate in school. The number of children who attend Chipwepwete and stay in education has increased significantly as a direct result of the lunches we have been able to provide. Its impact is life changing and it costs just £12 per child for the whole year.
Through the generosity of our staff, students and parents, we have also built three new classrooms and resourced a kitchen and a library. We are currently fundraising, alongside the charity Hope4Malawi, to build a bridge across the local river to enable children to travel safely to school and the community to get their goods to market.
A true partnership
Hope4Malawi was founded by Trinity parents Sara and Mark Goodman. The charity helps schools and orphanages in Malawi provide a better life for the children in their care. The charity also works with schools in the UK, helping them to connect with children in Malawi and giving them the opportunity to make a tangible difference.
Since the start of our collaboration, 116 Trinity students and staff have volunteered in Malawi. Whilst there, our students share their education with the children at Chipwepwete, teaching lessons in English, small group maths, art, music, and sport. Our team also works in partnership with the local community to engage with fuel efficient stove building, bore hole repairs, reforestation and health education. The team also take part in local outreach to visit a health clinic and low security prison, and help support a ‘Project My Girl and Project My Boy’ which aims to keep students in school during secondary years.