Dear all, today was a blessed day. We woke up sharp - 6am start - to all get ready and make it sure for an 8:30am start. We worked strenuously till 10:30 carrying heavy bricks, bricklaying and mixing cement. The adorable Malawian kids assisted us proving yet again how hard working and dedicated to their community they are.
At 11:00, we looked round the secondary school. It was surprising and enlightening to see how school life is particularly when we went to the notice board and saw all the students results published, displaying if they'd passed or failed. The classrooms, with a capacity of 40 students minimum, made me feel grateful for the small classes I attend at St Saviours but also appreciate the efforts of Joshua to provide educational facilities for the local children.
We also saw the nearby clinic that provided a maternity ward, HIV testing and malaria testing. It was very inspiring and motivating to see the effort the community put in to care for each other, displaying a community spirit we should all aspire to.
Finally to end the day, we had another G4g session. The Malawian girls taught us some traditional Malawian dances and chants bringing us closer together. Vicky x ps missing you all my family. Love you guys so much and see you when I come back (mum I'm cooking dinner tonight!).
Hi mummy and daddy! Thanks for messaging back! Malawi is really good but when I come back I'm taking the bathroom for a whole day! Tell Suleiman I'm coming back soon to give him a big kiss from me and Soufyen too, even though he ain't missing me. Selma I still don't like you but thanks for the message. Miss you all and love you loads. Sanae x
Hi mum, tell everyone I love them and thanks for replying. Hope everything is good at home and tell daddy to cook for me when I get back. Laila x
I never thought I'd say this but I miss you so much sis and I hope you're alright and I everything goes well. I miss you so much dad. Love Emmanuela x
Hi guys, you know you all miss me but don't worry I'll be back soon. We thank god im still well. Bye, Saffs x
Hi mum, say hi to everybody. Just to let you know I'm safe and having fun, I'm coming home soon so prepare for me. Also please tell Alexis's mum about the blog. Ama
Hi mummy, sis bro and Carla, miss you lot loads. We've finally had meat and I'm so happy it reminded me of home. Can I have a special meal when I get home please? Renee x
Hi mum, I miss you lots - the meat Renee mentioned was red meat (unfortunately) but instead I had stew greens - it was nice. Love you and JS both, Isatu xx
Hey mum, for the last 5 days I have been a vegetarian but today we finally got meat! I miss your children but I miss you more. Love you, Tolu xx
Hi mum, I have been vegetarian for the last 5 days, don't be surprised if I come back vegetarian, miss you guys. Zareefa xx