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Hundreds of Photos from Lingadzi Academy Now On Facebook!

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Hi everyone,

Building Malawi has been extremely fortunate to welcome many visitors and volunteers to Lingadzi Academy in Malawi.

These wonderful folk have posted photos to our Facebook Page. Please check them out here:

Be sure to like us on Facebook too!

We would love it if you could visit Lingadzi Academy. We do not charge our volunteers. For more information check out our Volunteers page here:

Best wishes from the entire team at Building Malawi!

Kids at Lingadzi Academy earlier this year

Kids at Lingadzi Academy earlier this year

Blues and Rock Fundraising Festival Countdown!

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Jazmine Ava Band at the Blues and Rock Garden PartyPreparations for the 2011 Blues and Rock Garden Party are well under way. This Saturday the secluded festival venue in Colchester, Essex will be filled with throngs of happy people partying to some lovely festival tunes, eating fabulous foods from around the world and enjoying the refreshments of the obligatory beer tent. For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to attend the most popular party in town, we urge you to get yourselves down there!

Charity Gifts Fund New Project In Malawi

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Thanks to all the charity gifts purchased by our supporters and the donations raised by fundraisers, we are in the final stages of securing more land in Malawi and hope to commence work on the Lingadzi Academy in July this year. Plans for the development include a school, library, multi-use community hall, playground, sports facilities and arts space. This will be a great addition to the many successful projects that have been funded by charity gifts, donations and the generosity of charity fundraisers in the UK for communities in Malawi. This is also the perfect time to remember that we have no running costs so that every penny donated to Building Futures in Malawi goes to the projects that benefit the people of Malawi.

TV Gives Charity Donations A Boost

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The science of marketing psychology isn’t just reserved for the consumer masses, it can be used to help maximise donations to charities and not for profit organisations. A recent study carried out by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) found that different types of media coverage can have a profound effect on the amount of money donated by the public.

Following the Haiti disaster, the foundation found that newspaper coverage of the event was not as effective in encouraging members of the public to donate to the appeal. Advertisements and stories influenced only 6 per cent of those who gave money. This is in stark contrast to 11 per cent of the public who donated to the DEC Asia-Pacific appeal just a year earlier.