Generous donations given after our traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service in December have raised £983 for Feed the Minds UK.
Feed the Minds is one of Watson’s community partners and has over 50 years of experience in delivering education projects in some of the world's poorest communities, enabling people to transform their lives by acquiring skills and independence.
The money raised will go towards a project, jointly supported by Feed the Minds and the Watson’s Malawi Partnership, that helps vulnerable women to develop life and literacy skills.
These classes are taking place in Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, and are being well received by the women there, with high levels of engagement and continued attendance. One of the class participants recently made a radio broadcast to over 38,000 of the camp’s residents on the rights of girls to choose their own spouse, and enter into marriage on their own terms.
Throughout 2020, the charity plans to run a women’s rights awareness workshop with community stakeholders and items being made in the camp’s tailoring class are striking up local demand.
Watson’s Malawi Partnership became involved with Feed the Minds following their approach to work with the school, as part of our appeal for local and national charities to support. Although Feed the Minds work in a number of developing countries, the strong ties between Watson’s and Malawi, meant that our school was especially keen to support this project.
Watson’s Malawi Partnership provides practical and financial support for a number of initiatives in Malawi.