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Life-Changing Charity Trip to Malawi for Culford Sixth Formers

Published Tuesday 18th of August 2015 11:21:47 AM

Culford Sixth Formers visited Malawi for the seventh year this summer to complete life-changing charity work. During the two week trip, Culford’s team of 11 pupils and four members of staff worked to support and educate children at local schools and orphanages around Malawi. The team began their work at Fisherman’s Rest in the Lower Shire Valley. Here they delivered topical lessons to pupils at Kachere School as part of projects kindly sponsored by The Rosetta Trust. The lessons focused on aspects relating to human rights, sexual reproduction, STI’s, and gender stereotyping. Andy Deane, Head of Languages at Culford Senior School, was incredibly impressed by the way the Sixth Formers delivered their lessons. He said “Many of the youngsters taught by our students had little to no accurate knowledge of these topics and displayed superstitious, sometimes mythical beliefs. It was to the Culford pupils’ immense credit that they were able to present the facts in an interesting and compassionate way.” The team also visited the Good News Orphanage, a regular stop for Culford. Whilst here, the pupils worked on updating the library and garden along with distributing much needed blankets, clothes and games to the 120 orphans and volunteers. The trip ended with a river safari and game drive at Liwonde National Park’s premier retreat in Mvuu Camp and a final night at Makokola Retreat on the banks of Lake Malawi. The pupils will now be supporting those participating in the 2016 trip during the next academic year. Culford’s annual Malawi trip is just one of the fulfilling and rewarding experiences that make up Culford’s Sixth Form Enrichment Programme, and proof that an education at Culford is indeed challenging, enriching and fun.
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