Over the past 12 months of newsletters, we hope you have captured the vision and seen the exponential growth at Fisherman’s Rest. There are nearly 100 members of staff running at full speed on projects and at Fisherman’s Rest itself.
We have a building team, an ever increasing team of project monitors and facilitators, with many ‘home grown’ monitors now taking on more leadership and overseeing roles in their team areas. It is very rewarding to see how projects are growing, local employment rising and our staff being up-skilled and passing on their knowledge to others.
The morning prayer meetings are now seriously noisy and packed full. The Woodland Cottage has been extended to accommodate more numbers, with communal space for planning and group team work. There are more changes in the pipeline at Fisherman’s Rest itself – so watch this space!
Mtemaumo Primary School Library and Classrooms block has the roof trusses in place and window frames in situ… roof sheets, plastering and painting next! After nearly a year of construction, with ups and downs, it is so very exciting to see this project nearly finished. The school cannot wait! Arriving in Malawi at the end of June is another minibus and 4×4 truck full of books for Mtemaumo and Chipwepwete libraries.
Chipwepwete is funded by Hope4Malawi. Construction of Chipwepwete’s library school block started in March 2016, Fisherman’s own building team is ensuring that it’s flying up! We hope you managed to watch the video of Mpemba Library to see what a change and difference these purpose built rooms are going to make for the schools!