One of my first most memorable moments was the morning we spent at Thyolo. After playing some simple games with a ball that they had made (pretty cool,) we put the speaker on and danced to your typical English songs. Cha Cha Slide, Superman, the Macarena… Everyone had so much fun. After showing them the dances to some of our songs, the children and women began to sing and dance to their own songs. It was honestly so uplifting, and we all had so much fun. The atmosphere was amazing, everyone was so happy to have us there and they really did show me up with their moves and their beautiful singing. The lake was THE most beautiful place I have ever been to. The simplicity of the life there was admirable. The children would run through the village with huge grins on their faces to greet us as we walked through. Most of them chanting Charlie’s name showing just what a big impact he’s had on a lot of their lives. I never wanted to leave.
Working alongside the amazing Loraine and the other ladies in the Mango Tree nursery was also a definite highlight. We were brought there to share some of our ideas and teach them some new activities however, I didn’t expect to learn so much from them. They were all amazing with the children and I admired the way they worked. The children thrived in their environment as it was such a happy place to be. There was a lot of learning, singing and dancing and all round happiness there. It’s hard to put into words the beauty of Malawi and the beauty of the people there. It is truly somewhere I fell in love with and I cannot wait to be back out there working alongside Charlie in September 2020.