Soccer=Life skills training
Did you know that our soccer program in Malawi is about much more than just soccer? Each member of our soccer team receives life skills training. Recently, the youth on a U14 soccer club located 6 km from our farm, all took the stove-making education at our Chisomo training center. Once trained, each player is required to build a stove for someone in their village. They were so excited to show Dan who they had built the stoves for. It was truly amazing for Dan to see these kids beaming with pride on how they impacted the lives of the elderly in the village. These stoves are great for the environment, save time, save trees and save money – but the rewards to our teams in learning and sharing new skills within their community is immeasurable.
Community Library is on its way!
Sneak peek! We are building a community library on the Farm! The children have no access to books – they are too expensive and there is no library within 70 miles. Dan brought a few books along to introduce excitement for the future library, and was shocked to see how many of the kids did not hold the book right side up! How exciting and humbling to be involved in this new project which will allow the kids to explore and discover so many new things!
Let the planting begin…
So many people in the rural areas of Malawi can’t afford medications or medical treatments. Stand as One is planting a medicinal garden in order to grow, train and reach out to the villages around here to impact health outcomes. Here are a few examples of some of the plants being planted that will offer natural remedies:
𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐲 for coughs, sore throat, and intestinal disorders including
cramps, indigestion, gas, diarrhea, nausea, and loss of appetite.
𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐭 are used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mucous membranes that line the respiratory tract. They are also used for dry cough, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and stones in the urinary tract.