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Nansato Nursery Trust has been running for seven years now and 2013 has been a fantastic year for the Trust.

We continue to feel blessed by the success of the project and are so lucky to have such fantastic support from our regular givers and fundraisers.

Stuart recently returned from the annual visit to Malawi, which went really well. When we visited in 2012, the exchange rate was £1 to K300, this year it was £1 to K650, so a big part of the trip was to review salaries for the teachers, assistants, watchmen and pay arrears.

Despite the current economic situation in Malawi, the teachers are well and still incredibly proud to work for Nansato Nursery Trust. Here they are wearing their new staff polo-shirts.

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Some of the other things Stuart got up to on the trip included:

  • Meeting the 280 new pupils at the four nurseries
  • Resourcing and maintaining nursery classrooms
  •  Staff meetings
  • Committee meetings

He even managed to catch a football match between Pasani and Nansato at the weekend!

It was great to see the children learning and having fun playing with the teachers and assistants. The standard of teaching remains very high and the children are incredibly attentive during lessons.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 16.17.19As with all of the nurseries, there were a few children who stood out as having big personalities! One of the highlights every year is seeing just how comfortable and at home the children are. When we visit, the children feel proud to host us and show us ‘their nursery’.

Because the children and teachers love singing so much, this year we took a set of small musical instruments. Seeing the children’s faces as they played games and sang with them for the first time was just amazing.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 16.01.02Stuart was excited to bump into one of our old teachers – Noel Mwinjiro. He is now a fully qualified teacher at Nansato Primary School, a very respected job in Malawi, and the Trust are delighted for him.

Thank you so much for your continued support of the Trust,

Nansato Nursery Trust