A GROUP of students and teachers from Cardinal Wiseman School have returned home a life-changing trip to Malawi.
A total of 12 sixth form students travelled to southeast Africa to develop projects supported by the school’s Malawi Trust, which aims to help improve the lives of the children of Malawi while also providing students with a platform to practise their Catholic values.
The team set off on June 23 and were able to make significant progress on their travels by helping out with various different projects.
One part of the project has been the restoration of Bunda School and the students were able to provide the children there with enough food to feed the entire school for one year.
They also took part in painting classes and carried out dance and sport workshops.
A new initiative this year saw the students and teachers build ‘tip-taps’ at the school and another at St Harry’s, which help promote hygiene and reduces waste water.
Around 100 pupils at the schools also benefited from a visit to the local health clinic thanks to funding for consultation and on-going treatment.
And a significant amount of money, clothes and medical supplies was donated to Sister Mary McNamara and her team of Medical Missionary Sisters at the Kasina Health Clinic.
Leonie Alldrick, one of four teachers who also went on the trip, said: “The trip was a huge success and it was rewarding to see the schools becoming more sustainable as a result of the work carried out by the Cardinal Wiseman Malawi Trust.
“The whole trip gave students and staff alike the opportunity to act out their values and put their faith into action.”
A ‘Malawi selfie’. (s)
At the Bunda School the students painted educational drawings in the library. (s)
The trip to Malawi was a life-changing trip for the Cardinal Wiseman students. (s)
The students pose for a group photo. (s)