St Margaret's Malawi trip 2016

Pupils from an Airdrie school have written about their experiences of visiting Malawi

Malawi

The diaries, titled "Friendship, Family and Faith" are the accounts of the 2016 visit as part of North Lanarkshire Council's 'Aiming Higher in Malawi' project.

Stephen Snee, Head Teacher of St Margaret's High School, was part of the 2016 delegation. He said: "It was a real privilege to be part of the group. The visit was everything that I expected and so much more. I met some of the most inspirational people from the planet and was with some of the most inspirational young people from Scotland."

Over the years St Margaret's has supported a number of initiatives involving Malawi, including sponsoring an orphanage, partnering a school and constructing the St Margaret's women's refuge.

The school also founded the Makhoza Catholic Women's Cooperative and sent pupils to the country to educate Malawians on health issues.

Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: "The diaries provide a wonderful insight into some of the work being done in Malawi by the school, in particular through supporting the work of Sister Anna Tomassi who feeds pre-school children and leads a prison missionary.

The diaries have been kindly printed by Capital Solutions to enable all the money raised to go directly to the school's Malawi funds.

 

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