Grant & Stone recently sponsored Evie Taylor who took part in a World Challenge trip to Malawi, Africa. It took 18 months to plan and fundraise for the expedition and she then left on the 21st July 2018 to start the adventure and returned one month later on the 21st August 2018.
‘The trip began with an acclimatisation trek at Zomba Plateau for four days. After that we worked with an organisation called Fishermans Rest who support long standing community programmes. We worked at a local school called Madzianango where we helped begin building a library (which we donated some books too), ran sport and art activities, helped collect water and read with the children. Also we got shown around other local schools, we were taught about water pumps and helped fix one, we visited markets and met some of the local families. For a few of these families we built and taught them how to make ‘Change Change Motos’ which are fuel-efficient cooking stoves that not only help the environment as they burn less wood but are also a lot quicker than open fires. Next we visited Majete Wildlife Reserve for a safari before heading off to Mount Mulanje for a seven day trek in which we climbed around 2500 metres and were the fastest team to complete the peak. Finally, we visited Liwonde National Park, Mvuu Camp, which was another safari and ended at Cape Maclear for the last few days next to Lake Malawi.’
Well done Evie, sounds like it was an amazing experience!