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Pupils learn about efforts in Malawi

Pupils gather with Provost Jim Robertson and council officials for the premiere of the DVD.

Pupils gather with Provost Jim Robertson and council officials for the premiere of the DVD.

SCHOOL pupils in Motherwell and Bellshill are to be shown a DVD highlighting the life-changing projects supported by North Lanarkshire Council in Malawi.

Mainly aimed at P7 and S1 pupils, the moving 20-minute DVD will be accompanied by a series of lessons on the Healthy Lifestyle Project.

The project aims to help empower young people, and in particular girls and disadvantaged disabled children, in the region to stop negative social attitudes, end harmful traditional practices and support inclusive educational opportunities.

Charles Fawcett, of the Healthy Lifestyle Project, explained: “Since 2006 we’ve been involved with supporting girls’ education, health and wellbeing in Malawi.

“We put this DVD together to show pupils and teachers the reality of the situation and the challenges disabled children and their families face on a daily basis.

“We also wish to highlight the outstanding work we’re involved in and the difference we’re making.

“This summer we’re taking our ninth group of 40 pupils to Malawi from schools throughout the area.

“Hopefully the DVD will encourage other pupils to become interested in our projects and motivate them to become more involved either through visiting or fundraising activities.”

To watch the video, follow the link in the story on our website - www.motherwelltimes.co.uk.

Meanwhile, a fundraising dinner will be held in the Concert Hall on May 30. To book tickets, call 01698 302660.

 

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