To date Emmanuel Secondary School has approximately 158 students and counting. Donations that have been received have gone toward the purchase of new supplies. The Antioch Foundation grant for 2013 is become more and more of a necessity, and a gift warmly received with two open hands, as the needs of the school have far exceeded our initial conservative estimations.
Please follow the link for photos from Dr. Richard and Frank Kemme and their visit to Emmauel Secondary School.
Director Patrick Magombo texted me today with some more good news! A group from Sweden will be sponsoring 10 orphans to attend Emmanuel Secondary School. The orphans are from Mangochi, a lakeside town in the Southern Region. Patrick’s radio advertising, newspaper advertising and maybe the 8 hours of driving around with a bull horn might have just paid off. What a wonderful gift – to have the privilege of the opportunity to help change the lives of ten orphans. A dream come true.
We have been receiving gifts locally from people here in Greeley, Colorado and from across the country including Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin to mention a few. A huge thank you to everyone who has given. It is truly appreciated. The money goes directly to Malawi to get Emmanuel School up and running. The new Headmaster was speechless with tears when he saw that each of his teachers will have a text book and work book for each subject. Not only that, there are also books for the students! Again, thank you all so very much for your generosity!
There was a need to complete a land purchase, to purchase the remaining desks and finish buying school books and supplies and…..The Wyn and Carol Laidig Foundation graciously supplied the total need with a gift of $8,900! Thank you ever so much. As we say in Malawi, Zikomo Kwambiri!! Here are a couple new photos of Emmanuel School that The Wyn and Carol Laidig Foundation have so graciously helped to become a reality.