February 2010: The Black Watch Battalion Army Cadets, based in Fife, have raised £100 for Chimwemwe Children's Centre. The cadets packed bags at a local supermarket in Fife over the Christmas and New Year holiday, to raise the funds. The cheque was presented to Amanda Fleet on behalf of Chimwemwe Children's Centre on February 23rd. The money will go towards providing school uniforms and school fees for the children. Although primary education in Malawi is free, secondary education is not, and all school children must wear uniform. Although uniforms are relatively inexpensive to buy, they are beyond the means of the street orphans.
Dr Fleet was thrilled with the donation.
“The children will be delighted by this donation. They are so keen to go to school. Education is their way out of a cycle of poverty that has not been of their making and they will be overjoyed to know that people who live on the other side of the world are thinking of them.”