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March 27, 2019

I returned home prior to days of torrential rain which came even before the recent cyclone.

Those initial three days of persistent rain caused a lot of devastation  around Sitima with many families losing their homes and taking up temporary accommodation in churches, mo...

February 6, 2019

It’s now a week since I arrived back and it probably took me all of one second to feel settled and comfortable here in Sitima.

The weather has been very kind to us, beautiful sunny days with rain at some stage during each night, keeping the grass green and the crops wat...

January 22, 2019

On Tuesday 29 January three of us go out to Sitima, to once more enjoy that wonderful, vibrant community.

Marian will once more be working in schools and completing a couple of building projects.

Sports enthusiast, Chris, will be delivering sports education in schools. A...

November 20, 2018

Teacher Training

 Tinies on the way home from nursery

 Thomas and Veronica, a wonderfully happy couple

 School children dancing

 Irrigation ladies partying

 Distributing spectacles

 Fishermen on Lake Malawi 

 Children playing Bao in the sand

 A selfie with friends

 Lo...

November 20, 2018

I can hardly believe that three weeks ago today, I landed back in Cumbria after a most fulfilling and amazing year. I have recalled the guidance issued in pre departure training when we were advised that no matter how happy the placement absolutely everybody goes down...

November 3, 2018

People holding hands in Malawi is a very common sight, men, women and children all do it. I have done it quite a lot too. There would be times when greeting a person I would shake their hand and my hand would be held onto as we walked wherever we were going. Like the l...

October 20, 2018

Almost every week I am wishing that there were eight days in a week as I always seem to be running out of time to fit something in, so I am pretending that a recent week really did have eight days in it as a means of giving you an overview of my life and work

Day 1 Satu...

October 13, 2018

I was delighted to welcome Fr Hugh, my parish priest from Kendal to Sitima, where he spend 10 days travelling the area and often being mobbed by the local children. The parishioners from Kendal Catholic Church have been exceptionally generous with their monetary gifts...

September 30, 2018

Malawi like many countries is a football mad country.  It’s played mostly by boys but latterly the girls have started playing too. Wherever you go you see children kicking a ball. Now I say a ball but it’s not a conventional one like you and I understand it; it’s more...

September 15, 2018

Today I made my usual monthly visit to our local prison which currently houses 213 young men aged between 18 and 25. I went with Fr Owen who  celebrated mass with the young men who sang and danced, as usual, in a wonderful fashion.  Early on in my stay here I made the...

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MARIAN IN MALAWI

This is a summary of some of the work I am carrying out and of the life I am experiencing in Sitima, Malawi, whilst I work for Network for a Better World.

 
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