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Chimwemwe News 2012

CHIMWEME wins Grant from Kitchen Table Charities’ Trust

The members were delighted to hear news of a grant approved for Chimwemwe, the children’s project which the club supports in Malawi. Established in January 2009, Chimwemwe (meaning ‘We are happy!’) aims to support street children and their families in Blantyre, and is a charity that Howe Rotary members have taken to their hearts. Dr. Amanda Fleet, of St. Andrew’s University, who first brought the charity to the club’s attention, recently reported that a £6,500 grant from the Kitchen Table Charities’ Trust's Grants Committee had been approved.  This will be put towards the cost of building a rehabilitation and training centre for orphans and other vulnerable children at Manasseh Township, Blantyre. Brian Donaldson (Chairman of the KTCT Grants Committee) said," John Humphrys founded the Kitchen Table Charities Trust to help small charities succeed in transforming people's lives with very little money.  It gives us, at KTCT, pride and satisfaction to be able to support the work of the Chimwemwe Children's Centre”. The grant will enable Chimwemwe Children's Centre to commence building before the Malawian wet season. Here, it is hoped that the charity’s aims can be furthered:  providing stability for street children means, in turn, that Chimwemwe can encourage the children to better their lives through education.  For further information, see the Chimwemwe blog on:

http://chimwemwe-blog.blogspot.com/2011/09/grant-from-kitchen-table-charities.html
 

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We are pleased to be sponsored by:
Tayside Marine ServicesThe club is once again happy to have Tayside Marine Services as one of their sponsors.
Bartlett PotatoesMany thanks for the help and assistance given once again to enable our major potato sale fund raising to continue for another year.