In 2005, we welcomed 3 of the then-members of the Likhubula Committee to Dunblane.
You might remember Mr Charles Chiromo? Mr Chiromo was the headteacher of Nansato Primary School and a member of the Likhubula Steering Committee until moving to another area to take up a new job.
The photo shown was taken when Jenni and Fiona visited him and his family in 2013.
We were very sorry to hear that his family and his school have been effected by the flooding.
"Mr Chiromo, who was with us in Dunblane in 2005, has had his house and school destroyed. They were taken to a hotel for the first nights, is now somewhere ‘at the Boma’ (market). Today the President of Malawi is to visit his school to see the devastation for himself."
"This is my dear friend Charles Chiromo and his family. Last week they were made homeless due to the floods in Malawi. His school has also been damaged. Today he has been visited by the President of Malawi who continues to assess the damage across the country. This is the personal side of the devastation in Malawi. My heart is saddened..."
As a partnership, we are considering the best approach to providing support to our friends in Malawi. Keep a look out for more updates, and for more information and latest news we recommend following #MalawiFloods on twitter.
There are also many emergency appeals being carried out by other organisations. The Scotland Malawi Partnership (of which we are a member organisation) has shared details of the following emergency appeals, which we would encourage you to support if you can:
EMMS International - www.emms.org/flood In their Emergency Appeal, all money donated by 31st January 2015 will be matched by the UK Government with UKAid.