Tag: Verde Valley School
We’re delighted to announce that our eighth nursery school will be opening in October in the remote village of Mtsinje near Mangochi.
Set up in rural communities, our nursery schools provide a hot meal and a morning’s education for around 60 children. This helps prevent malnutrition, gives them a safe place to go and builds a good foundation for their education.
For many in our group, this is the first experience of living without electricity and running water, of using pit latrines and sleeping without beds on cold, hard floors. We learn to fetch water from the distant wells and carry it up the hillside on our heads many times throughout the day.
Just 800m from Open Arms Mangochi is Nansenga. Nansenga is a very poor village, with most of its inhabitants depending on fishing on nearby Lake Malawi. There are many children in Nansenga who do not have access to nursery education, and so with the help from DePuy Synthes, Johnson and Johnson, Verde Valley school in…