THE EDINBURGH TATTOO - HIGHLIGHT OF 2018

Twenty pupils from the Edinburgh Girl’s High School, Engcongolweni, Malawi took part in the Edinburgh Tattoo by invitation, singing, dancing and taking part in an item on children’s games. They formed a guard of honour with pupils from the Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh for visiting dignitaries each evening.

Close friendships were formed with girls from the Mary Erskine School through home stays and many outings organised by the school.

Pupils from the Edinburgh Girl’s High School and Mary Erskine School form a guard of honour.

Pupils from the Edinburgh Girl’s High School and Mary Erskine School form a guard of honour.

Malawi girls on their way to the Tattoo.

Malawi girls on their way to the Tattoo.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN 2018

  • Twenty P7 pupils, plus staff, from the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Junior School, Edinburgh walked fifty miles along the West Highland Way in the summer, raising over £9,000 towards the purchase of a vehicle for our school in Malawi.

  • Selina McCole took on the challenge of the ‘City to Summit’ (Edinburgh to the top of Ben Nevis) duathlon in July, adding £2,660 to our funds.

  • Just over £7,000 was raised from the Mary Erskine’s Kaleidoscope Dance Show in March.

  • Non-uniform days at the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools raised £2,160.

  • We received a donation of £1,000 from a charity concert held in March by the Rotary Club of Leith.

As always we are extremely grateful to our partners and contributors who work so hard to raise money for our work.

Recent and upcoming fundraising events

FORTHCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS

  • Erskine Stewart's Melville Junior School P7 West Highland walk in the summer.

 

RECENT FUNDRAISING EVENTS

  • A Concert was organised by Leith Rotary Club at Inverleith St Serf's Church, 250 Ferry Road, Edinburgh on 24 March.

  • Senior Kaleidoscope Dance Show at the Mary Erskine school in March.

 

As always we are extremely thankful to our partners and contributors who work so hard to raise money for our work.  

New Headteacher announced

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the first female headteacher at the school: this has been a long-term aim and will provide both strong leadership and an excellent role model for our students. The lady of the moment is Mrs Masamba, who comes with excellent qualifications and a wealth of experience. We hope that her appointment will be a significant milestone for the school in its quest to promote the education and empowerment of young women in Northern Malawi. 

Building Progress - Kitchen/Diner Complete

The new kitchen/diner is now open and operational; this will provide an invaluable large indoor space for use both by the school and the local community.

Donated money has now been released and work is underway to complete the science block, which will contribute hugely to the girls’ learning experience.

Thanks to a recent grant from the Solon Foundation, duplex housing has been constructed so more teachers can be accommodated on campus.  This will help in the recruitment and retention of good quality staff.