Proceeds from Joellen Publications help two projects in Malawi:
MOET (Mangochi Orphans Education & Training) School is a community-based, co-educational day school for orphans and vulnerable children in the Mangochi district of Malawi by the lakeshore. It provides primary school education and practical skills training in a caring environment which respects all belief systems. The school opened in 1999 with 10 orphans being taught under a grass shelter and today there are 250 children.
There are now:
- 8 classrooms
- A library
- An administration block
- A kitchen
- A water pipe and tank
- A training block
- A playground
- Gardens for crops
MACOBO (Malosa Community Based Organisation) is an organisation of volunteers who work with local people in a variety of activities, including nursery education, education in HIV/AIDS, home based care and development and support for the elderly. The director of MACOBO is Henry Chikakuda.
The project is also developing small income generating projects such as making peanut butter and extracting oil from peanuts.
Mothers’ Union ladies from the next village to MOET busy with their plastic bag crocheting.