Starfish Malawi - our link school
Proverbs 17:17 Good News Translation (GNT) of the Bible.
“Friends always show their love."
Our Link School.
At Salehurst, we have strong links with Katitima School, Malawi through the Christian charity Starfish Malawi. Several of our staff have visited Katitima to teach at the school and strengthen our partnership through joint curriculum projects and shared activities. The children learn about life in each other’s countries. We have also been visited by staff from Katitima, offering our children opportunities to learn about Malawi life and culture through art, storytelling, dance and drama. Fund- raising events at Salehurst are often organised to help support the pupils at Katitima and we have recently aided in the repair of the school roof, following strong winter winds, and are helping fund a new toilet block at the school.
Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south and southwest. Katatima Full Primary School is 41 km away from Salima District headquarters. Katitima School has 534 pupils in classes 1-8. Further information about Katatima School can be found on Starfish Malawi's website.
Over the years, through the British Council, we have been able to visit Katitima School and develop joint projects to aid the school. In 2020, Mrs. Willard and Mrs. Feeley were due to visit Katitima; the first exchange for five years. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the trip has been postponed to when it is safe to visit. Both schools have been developing their gardens and the joint curriculum project and shared activity was for both schools to grow maize. Due to school closures in both countries, this has proved to be challenging.
We continue to communicate with the staff at Katitima via a WhatsApp group to keep abreast of what is happening in both countries and share information about our schools.
The Katitima fundraising group would welcome anyone wanting to help the group with fundraising and those wanting to get involved in helping our link school. Please contact me via the school office, if you would like to get involved.
School Link Coordinator.