Ever thought of how you will be remembered when you are gone?
After a productive stay in Mulanje, Team Sapitwa did not just leave Mulanje with nothing; rather, a mark that will stay in people’s hearts forever, sustainable special projects.
After working with different schools and youth clubs, Team Sapitwa finally settled for Namalowe Secondary School and Milonde Youth Club for their special projects.
We started with establishing an orchard at Namalowe Secondary School. With its active wildlife club, Team Sapitwa had a training session with Namalowe on tree management before the special project was established. Come Wednesday 3rd November 2014 the club was fully equipped on tree management and was ready for the special project.
A total number of 100 different fruit trees (Guavas, Mangoes, Papayas, Oranges and Peaches) were given to the club together with watering canes and hoes. The team helped in the establishment of the orchard at the school, where the trees were planted.
Establishment of an Orchard at Namalowe Secondary School
In his remarks the headteacher of the school thanked Team Sapitwa for considering the school for the special project. “I am short of words, thank you for considering this school for your special project, these trees will be properly taken care of and I believe they will have a high survival rate because your timing is very good, the rain season is about to start which means the rains will continue watering our tree because the schools are closing soon. We do not take this for granted and know that in years to come the orchard will be helpful to the school.”
50 more fruit trees were delivered to Mayi Halima Secondary School for an Orchard establishment as well. The school had personally asked for the trees after interacting with Team Sapitwa.
From Orchards to Bee Keeping! Milonde Youth Club is one the active clubs that Team Sapitwa has been working with since cycle 1. Due to the activity and good organization of the club Team Sapitwa thought of giving the club a special project on bee keeping.
Bee Keeping at Milonde
The special project was delivered on 4th December 2014, with a lesson on bee keeping by an expert Piason Jangale. 10 bee hives, 2 bee suits, 2 gumboots, 2 smokers, 3 buckets, knives and sellers were delivered to the club to start the bee keeping farm in a forest belonging to the village. The team was also encouraged to take care of the forest, refrain from cutting down trees and plant more trees.
In her remarks the chairlady of the club thanked Team Sapitwa for considering the club saying the club does not take it for granted. “We do not take this for granted because we know that they are a lot of clubs in Mulanje but you still chose to bless us with this project, we will work hard to make the project sustainable so that the future generations may also enjoy the benefits of the project.”
Written By: Taonga Mtambo and Trevor Lakeli