The annual expedition to Malawi offers thirty students to opportunity to visit southern Africa. St Peter’s has well established links with Malawi and over one hundred and fifty students have taken part in previous expeditions. Whilst Malawi may statistically be one of the poorest countries in the world, it is also one of the safest countries in Africa and one of the friendliest places in the world.
The students on the expedition spend the first ten days of their visit living and working in the village of Mtunthama in the rural Central Region of Malawi. The community of Mtunthama is centred around the Anglican Church and Hospital, AMAO Orphanage, the Primary school and our partner school, All Saints Community Day Secondary.
The students work on a number of community projects, such as building and decorating school classrooms, helping in the orphanage or kindergarten and doing lab work in the hospital. Since 2003 students and staff at St. Peter’s have raised over £120,000 to support the work of St. Andrew’s Hospital and other community projects including the ‘Lin Owen’s memorial guest house in Mtunthama. The students are involved in some of the many projects which have been funded by our fundraising, including building new and repainting old classrooms, painting murals and running sports events for local children.
As well as the hard work which students have to do in Mtunthama, they also spend time unwinding by the shores of Lake Malawi. The expedition then moves on to Nkhotakota for a few days before heading into Zambia for some of the best game viewing available anywhere in Africa, in South Luangwa National Park.
This is a fabulous opportunity and many of the students who have taken part in previous expeditions have talked about it as “a life changing experience”; something which has encouraged them to rethink their priorities and put their own lives into perspective.
“This trip and the opportunity to meet so many amazing people in Malawi, has changed my life.”
“I now want for less; I realise that I don’t need all those “things””.
“What shocked me was they were so happy to be in school and learn, they don’t take anything for granted.”
Click here to see Malawi photos 2016
Click here to see Malawi 2015
Click to see images of Malawi 2012
and the safari in Zambia 2010
St Andrew’s Hospital www.medicmalawi.org
Nkhotakota Pottery www.dedzapottery.com/w.virtualmalawi.com/
Land and Lake Safaris www.landlake.net/
Croc Valley Camp, Zambia www.crocvalley.com