Through our partnership with Cooleraid LTD, Atalian Servest are proud to have donated over £22,000 to the Lifeline Fund, a charity that provides care to vulnerable children in Malawi.
The Lifeline Fund has one united aim, to give hope and opportunity to the orphans and vulnerable children under their care. They have been operating in Malawi since 1999, when they open their first children’s centre at Namisu, Southern Malawi. Find out more about the work they do here.
Our donations have gone towards building and running 12 children’s centres, 4 schools and 3 health clinics helping rural communities who previously had little access to either education or basic medical care.
The impact of the work Lifeline Fund do stays with the beneficiaries for the rest of their lives, below are just three of their stories.
One of the very first beneficiaries of the Lifeline Fund was Christopher. He left Namisu Primary School in 2006. After having sponsorship from the Lifeline Fund to complete secondary school, Christopher went onto study a BSC in Agriculture. Since then, he has been steadily employed as a teacher in various private schools and is currently planning to study for a Master’s degree in Education.
Ethel thanks the Lifeline Fund on a daily basis for changing her life and taking her under their wing as a young girl. Sadly, Ethel’s parents passed away when she was a small child, but despite this she studied hard at primary and secondary school. She went on to train at Malamulo College of health sciences to study nursing and midwifery.
Ethel is now married and is employed as a nurse/midwife at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. Being self-reliant means that Ethel can support her family and relatives in her home village where life continues to be challenging.
Ethel says, ‘There was only ever one organization who could have saved me and that was the Lifeline Fund, I will be ever grateful’.
Edwin was 7 years old when the Lifeline Fund started to support him with all necessary needs for him to go to school and live a better life. He passed his Primary School Leaving Examinations with flying colours and he was selected to one of the Government Secondary Schools, where he continued to impress with his performance.
Lifefine fund supported Edwin until he reached college, when he enrolled with Malawi Institute of Tourism in 2013 to study Hospitality Management, graduating in 2014. He managed different hotels before joining The Africa Trust in 2015 as a Field Officer, where he trains Business Management Skills and financial literacy in different districts of Malawi. In testament to his hard work, Christopher has been promoted and is studying Accounting at Malawi College of Accountancy.
Edwin has been key in assisting the organization in a course of providing sustainable solutions to poverty. He has a happy life, and he believes that working at The Africa Trust is a calling not just a job because he sees it as a platform to bring change to the world, helping the needy, and bringing hope to the hopeless. Edwin thanks CoolerAid and The Lifeline Fund, Malawi for all the assistance rendered to him over the years.
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