Sunday, 30 April 2017

UK Based Charity Hands Over Children’s Centre In Malawi

Written by  Written By Kelvin Tembo in Mzimba Mar 13, 2017

Children under the age of five from St Pauls’ in Mzimba will learning in a descent classroom following the completion of a MK 2.5 million children’s centre courtesy of the Kristie Rose Foundation.

Based in the United Kingdom, the foundation was named in memory of Kristie Rose who passed away last year.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, founder of the Foundation said she decided to construct the facility as part of keeping Rose’s memory alive.

Jordan Goodridge said she was encouraged to construct the centre at St Paul’s after being impressed with the warm welcome she received when she first visited the area in 2006.

“What also moved me was how poor people are in the area and so I felt that I had to do something about it,’’ Goodridge added.

The centre currently has 52 registered children and Goodridge hopes that the number will grow.

The facility has two classrooms, one for 0 to 3 year olds, and another classroom for 4 to 5 year olds plus a resting room and a games room along with an office and a storeroom.

Apart from that, it will accommodate children with physical disabilities as well as learning difficulties.

After handing over the facility, Goodridge promised that she will continue supporting the centre to make it one of the best in the district and she is also planning on constructing an orphanage.

“In my eyes the nursery is still mine, however the only responsibility I want the village to have is repairing damages but I will continue supporting development of the nursery to be among best top ten centres in Mzimba and that is my ultimate aim, hopefully number one.”

The project was made possible through support from many people from UK.

Kristie Rose Foundation is a UK based charity organization currently going in the process to make it an official charity.

It supports mental health in the UK and in Malawi so to help children develop and prevent any mental illnesses.



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