Footprinter report: Emma Patton in Malawi

Unlike other African countries Malawi has always been known to be relatively safe in comparison. The ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ where the people are always friendly and welcoming, it certainly lived up to the name during my last visit and I not only felt safe but I felt at home. Don’t get me wrong I always had it in the back of mind my mind that I was an azungu (white person) living in one of the poorest countries in the world so I have […]

Emma Patton: footprinter report from Malawi

So much has happened recently in the village that I’m going to need to keep things short and sweet to fit it all in for a proper update of my last month in Malawi… In my last blog I mentioned that I had taken to creating first aid lessons for the village schools and they have become very successful. Each Friday afternoon I attend the teachers meeting and lay out the plan for the week ahead, I explain in English and then the head of […]

Footprinter report: Emma Patton in Malawi

Malawi is certainly testing my love for it early on in my trip. The first hurdle which had to be overcome was actually getting here with the correct cases. My friend and project co-ordinator, Emma 1, was my travelling companion joining me on the Megabus at Preston. Things were all a bit hectic, leaving it tight to make our booked taxi as the bus arrived late. In the rush she’d managed to pick up the wrong suitcase and you can imagine her horror later that […]