Get your Tickets for the Upcoming ‘Global Gathering'

New Funding to Extend Our Malawi Project for 3 years

The Global Concerns Trust was delighted to find out in January that we have been awarded further funding from the Scottish Government to continue and expand our projects in Malawi between 2015 and 2018. A further 157 adults with disabilities will receive the tools and training to start new businesses in Nkhotakota, Salima and Ntcheu districts. The Global Concerns Trust looks forward to celebrating 10 years of working in Malawi in 2018!

We are currently entering our third and final year of the project ‘Tools and Training for Livelihood in Malawi’, the second project in Malawi conducted by GCT and funded by the Scottish Government.

The 86 graduate trainees that have received training through this programme so far, have reported that it has had a huge impact upon their lives. From their new carpentry, tailoring and basket-making businesses, graduate trainees have an average increase of income of 550%, and are now able to support themselves and their families. They have also been able to purchase items such as livestock, beds and mattresses, radios, roof sheeting and even bricks to build a better house. In addition to this they are telling us of an increase in confidence and social standing, and are certainly proud to be highlighting the abilities and potential of people with disabilities within their communities.

Above are pictures of the beneficiaries of GCT's Malawi project making furniture and below are photos of the raw materials involved in making cane furniture (from left: nkhomo, chapapati, and bamboo). 

Get your Tickets for the Upcoming ‘Global Gathering’ - 21 Nov 2015

We are looking forward to our annual dinner event which will be held in Edinburgh, at St Columbus by the Castle, on 21st November. Please join us for the evening and enjoy some African food, storytelling by Mara Menzies, and belly dancing, as well as finding out about our projects in Malawi and India. We hugely appreciate and rely upon the support from friends of The Global Concerns Trust at these events, and hope that as many of you as possible can attend! To reserve tickets please contact us through our website, or e-mail Emma by clicking here.

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