Category: Volunteer updates


This is the first of Johannes’s monthly blogs: Sunday, 30th of August Hello, and a warm welcome to my blog! For those who don’t know me: My name is Johannes Lau, I come from Germany and from the beginning of this August I will be doing a voluntary service at MOET school (Mangochi Orphans…
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VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE – Week 11 26th June 2015

I’m writing this on Wednesday evening as there’s a power cut and I’m sitting with a candle and nothing else to do! I want to get it posted asap tomorrow before the Internet goes off again.  It’s been fine this week. At school I’ve been filming more case studies. I talked to a boy and…
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Long-time friends of MOET visit the school after 5 years – May 2015

Together with Hilary Hegarty and Rosemary Wright, we returned to MOET for the first time in 5 years in May. We were impressed by the growth of MOET and the development of expertise within the staff team. More than anything we were left with the impression of pupils and staff working together very positively and…
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VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE – Week 9 12th June 2015

Another good week here in Mangochi. Especially the weekend, when Mike, Sue, Hilary and Rosemary were here. We went round to eat at Father Eston’s house on Friday and had a great time. We sat out on the veranda with Eston’s big family and had a lovely help-yourself-to-seconds sort of meal. The Chief of the…
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On Friday last week it was sports day at MOET. The morning was thankfully quite cloudy. It started with long distance races.

VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE – Week 6 (22nd May 2015)

This week was a sad one – on Monday my Grandpa died. It wasn’t a shock, we knew last week he’d taken a turn for the worst, so at least the family was prepared for it. It’s strange being so far away at a time like this. I wish I could go home and give…
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VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE – Week 5 (15th May 2015)

Another week gone by. I’ve been here  over a month now. (Would say the time has flown by, but it hasn’t really.) Although I have been very busy recently. It was the leaving do for the Standard 8s on Saturday. Those children will be sad to say goodbye to MOET. As well as having given them…
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VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE – 30th April 2015 (Week 3)

Regular as clockwork – please find the next weekly installment of Kate’s volunteer experience at MOET: Thursday 30th April I’m writing the blog a bit early this week because the bank holiday means we get Friday off school! So I won’t be able to post it tomorrow. Deffo feeling ready for a few days off!…
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VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE – 24th April 2015 (Week 2)

Friday 24th April Can’t believe this is only the second week it feels like ages since I last clapped eyes on England. I’ve settled in here at lot more now though. 

VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE – 17th April 2015 (Week 1 – first impressions)

I’m not sure where to start! Still getting my head around it all. It’s been quite a week. I arrived in Malawi last Saturday – here to volunteer at Mangochi Orphans Education and Training (MOET) school. The headteacher, Patterson Majonanga and his wife Rose met me at Blantyre airport. On the way up to Mangochi…
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