Pupils in Malawi thank Bishop Perowne students for gift packages
Students from our English as an additional language department are delighted to have received a letter of thanks from pupils in Malawi following gift packages they sent last year.
We had invited Albert Mvula, a PhD student at Worcester University, to the school to talk to the students about growing up in Malawi. He spoke about the challenges facing the country and how he only received his first pair of shoes at age 14. To accompany the talk, our students from Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Romania and Portugal performed cultural dances.
Students and members of the wider community then collected stationery and books for Albert to deliver to pupils at Mtavu Primary School in the Mzimba District of Malawi during a visit.
Mark Pollard, Headteacher, commented:
"It was wonderful to receive the letter signed by some of the pupils at Mtavu Primary School and see the pictures of them with the items collected by our students. Schools in Malawi have a shortage of basic teaching materials meaning pupils are unable to make the most of their education. Following Albert Mvula's visit, our English as an additional language students, and staff who work with them, were extremely keen to help make a difference by sending books and stationery. We would like to thank Albert for delivering the items and everyone who donated."