Spring 2022

Bani Bilas Secondary School, Kathmandu, Nepal

The £3,300 raised for us by Blanchelande College has been divided equally between the new primary school we are building in NE Cambodia, the Lake Clinic and Bani Bilas Secondary School in Kathmandu, Nepal. Bani Bilas was almost totally destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 and was rebuilt with help from Guernsey. Our donation will provide some much needed IT equipment and additional resources for their library. This photo shows Claudine with a group of senior students during a visit to the school in 2019.

Children’s Ward at St Francis Hospital, Zambia

£2,500 was set aside by the Committee at their recent meeting to cover the cost of our ongoing bed sponsorship commitment to the Children’s Ward and Special Care Baby Unit at St Francis Mission Hospital in Katete, Zambia. The Children’s Ward is always busy and is often full to overflowing especially during the rainy season when cases of malaria are at their peak. We receive regular feedback reports about admissions to the ward from the hospital.

Shallow well in Nyampende village, Tanzania

In January Nick and Claudine spent 3 weeks in rural NW Tanzania visiting WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) projects with Allister Carey MBE founder of the Eleanor Foundation, a Guernsey based charity set up in memory of his daughter who was killed whilst cycling in London in 2011. The Foundation has a superb local team doing great work. As a result Guernsey Aid will be joining forces with them and will be providing £2,500 to cover the cost of a brand new shallow well in Nyampende Village, Chato District.

Community School project in Lilongwe, Malawi

From Tanzania Nick and Claudine travelled on to Malawi where they met up with the Chairman of Roundtable Malawi and heard first-hand about their ‘Streetwise’ legacy project to build a community school and vocational training centre in conjunction with an orphanage for abandoned street children in the capital city Lilongwe (see Youtube film below). The Committee are donating £5,000 towards the infrastructure costs of this project including the roof and rainwater harvesting system.