Friday, 31 July 2015

Team departure

Hi all

Just to let you know that the team are now on their way back to the UK! 

They are due back into Heathrow at 7.05 tomorrow (Sat) morning and will be back at school for 8.30am. 

It's been an amazing trip and a pleasure to work with all the girls and the teachers from Saint Saviours and Saint Olaves. 

We hope you enjoy hearing all their stories and looking through the pictures when they return!

Do keep in touch with us via out Facebook page:  Inspire Worldwide!

Thanks all

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sad goodbyes and safaris!!

Today we said goodbye to chillingani and all the wonderful people we have come to know as friends and family. It was especially hard to say goodbye to brother Stevie, uncle Stevie and Auntie Idah! 

There were many tears, some were sad but some were tears of joy as we reflected on the amazing week we had and the hard work we completed. 

Next we were treated by inspire to our safari to congratulate us for all our work. It was amazing to see all the wild animals that we have only ever seen in pictures and on the television. We wish you were all here to see these amazing sights for yourselves!!

Mum M and F, love you and can't wait to see you in Saturday, love Precious!


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Day 6: Last day in the villages

Today was our last day on site and it was obviously pitted with excitement, sing songs, pointing of walls and goodbyes. 

It was really hard to say goodbye to the people we have worked and made such great memories with. It was amazing to see the product of all our hard work. 

We are ecstatic at the prospect of going on safari for the next few days. And remember.....point the wall!!! 

Ayomide and Lucy 

The finished staff house

Celebratory lunch with the fundis (local skilled builders).

Monday, 27 July 2015

Day 5: Blog

After basking in the beautiful sunshine throughout the trip we were shocked when we awoke to clouds and even drizzly rain this morning. 

It didn't dampen our spirits though we just put on our raincoats and carried on mixing our cement. We also managed to finish painting our educational boards to brighten up the classrooms. 

Highlight of the day was definitely our amazing cook Ida's dinner of chips, bean burgers, eggs and chapatis- delicious! 

Last day on site tomorrow so we're getting an early night in preparation!

Day 5: Photos

What happened to the sun?

Taking shelter from the rain though...

Dinner of champions- Malawian style burger and chips!

 And our fabulous chef Ida: 

Noah's Ark:

And working hard:

Educational boards:

And washing all that dirt off! 

Time to chill:

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Day 4: Church

Today was such a fun, exciting and eventful day! Starting the day very early we worked vigorously on site and others stayed near our house; creating bright educational boards for the school. This really brought out our artistic side! 

After our strenuous day of working we began preparation for the amazing time we were going to have at church.

We were welcomed in by the base-filled beating on the drums which meant our feet never stopped moving. We showed off our best dance moves - the locals were amazed and Uncle Stevie (the Joshua Field Officer) was very proud! We also performed our own musical piece and the villagers danced and sang along with us. 

Church was absolutely amazing. I sensed the  community cohesion - it was life changing.  Their ability to stay joyful and at peace despite their own problems and issues- it's something that made me feel at peace and ponder on my own happiness. It was a very thought-provoking and exciting day. Bring on tomorrow!  

By Fey