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St Peters Malawi Education Trust

St Peters Malawi Education Trust

Who we are

St Peters Malawi Education trust is passionate about the Advancement of Education and the Prevention and Relief of Poverty in Kasungu District, Malawi

St Peter’s Malawi Education Trust UK Registered Charity Number 1171615

The charity has evolved from a long-term relationship between St Peter's High School in Exeter and educators in Kasungu. School teams have visited local primary and secondary schools and hospitals as part of their own educational growth. This relationship developed and grew beyond what St Peter's could achieve in their limited school visits and gave rise to the formation of the charity; this relationship underwrites all the work we do.

The team behind St Peter’s Malawi Education Trust have been fundraising and working on significant projects in Malawi for 10 years. We registered as a charity in 2015, committed to the advancement of education and the prevention and relief of poverty for the benefit of all the people of Kasungu district in Central Malawi.

In 2011 we sent a team out to Chimbiya to help put roofs on existing 'wall-only' classrooms and in 2018 we visited again to build seven more classrooms and teachers accommodation.

We partner with other charities working in the area to ensure targetted action and efficiency in our operations; these include Medic Malawi and others.

You can find out more about our work (all done by volunteers) on our facebook page here and an account of our work so far here.

Direct call to action: Covid-19

We are currently (March 2020) working with Medic Malawi and Bridges To Malawi to prepare the district we work in as much as possible in advance of Covid-19 spreading to this area.

Please see the Campaign page if you would like to assist in providing emergency support directly to the people of Malawi in this crisis.

Recent events:

March 2020: Borehole planning

Nov 2019: Art Cafe in Exeter High Street raised £1,500.

April 2019: Curry and Quiz night in Exeter raised nearly £1,000.

March 2019: Emergency response to flooding.

Sept 2018:Malawi Re-union BBQ, getting together past and future visitors and campaigners.

Mar 2018: 'Seven classrooms in seven days': our big build project to provide additional capacity and opportunity for primary aged pupils to access education was a resounding success.

Dec 2017: Mary Arnoldi has generously asked her friends to donate here instead of giving gifts for her 60th Birthday!

Nov 2017: Fantastic lively auction with lovely food held at Fresha's cafe on the 18th. Thanks to the ticket sales, generous donaters-of-lots, and enthusiastic bidders, this event raised well over £3,000.

Nov 2017: A wonderful art cafe at St Stephen's Church on Exeter High Street raised over £1500, by sale of art, coffee, cake and crafts.

Sept 2017: Sean, Paul and Paul ran Devon's Coast to Coast, 117 miles in 5 days incl. the Two Moors Way, and raised over £3,300... as well as eyebrows and blisters.

June 2017: St Peter's School had a Malawi Meal, sharing the work of the charity as well as the experiences gained by volunteers on their visits. They raised a brilliant £700.

May 2017: Tom Hunt, Trustee, led a BBQ event and raised an astonishing £700.

March 2017: Caroline Hart gave up alcohol for 100 days and raised an amazing £2000!

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