A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)

Fostering cultural awareness through educational and entrepreneurship projects.
Jun 29, 2015

Rebuilding After the Storm

BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 1

BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 1
We have good news to report!  Thanks to your generosity and support we are back on track!
Reconstruction after the hurricane has gone well and we were able to repair much of the damage to the school.  Unfortunately, we did not raise sufficient funds to replace the library books, so we will be looking for ways to replenish the school library in the future.  If you know of any organizations that specialize in donating books to schools in Africa, please let us know by e-mailing info@beehiveschool.com.
The library and computer room block are fixed now, and we took the opportunity to extend the roof to cover the central courtyard to create more shade for the kids.  We have paid for planks for roofing the hall, but not all have been delivered yet.  We have also paid some deposits for the iron sheets for the hall, and the sheets are at the warehouse in Mzuzu but have not been delivered yet, because we are not ready for them.  The new construction is strong and sturdy and designed to withstand future events like the hurricane/storm that hit us a few months ago.

In the coming months, we hope to focus on replenishing the library.  We dried out the existing books as much as possible and some are still in use, but they are wrinkly and the pages stick together and tear easily.  We are exploring getting a shipping container for a large shipment of donated books.

The kindle fires we got for the school alongside the computer lab are a huge success and there is always a rush among the kids to use them.  Kids that had not formerly expressed an interest in reading are excitedly reading on the kindle fires.

Thank you all for supporting us and helping this hurricane be a hiccup along our path to create a great school and educational experience for the BeeHive students.  You inspire us and fuel us to keep pushing past the obstacles and challenges that present themselves.
BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 2
BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 2
BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 3
BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 3
BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 4
BeeHive School Malawi Reconstruction 4

 

Apr 16, 2015

Help Us Change A Life

Youth Group helping to pack tools
Youth Group helping to pack tools

Help us make a life changing difference for a young entrepreneur and his family in Haiti. He is close to graduating with a certificate in auto repair. The training was free thanks to the Salesian Missions and he is truly grateful for his new found skills. He is dreaming of having a job with a steady income. This will mean food on the table every day and medical care for his younger sister.

The only problem is employers usually require that you have your own tools. No tools – no job!

You can be a part of the solution with a donation to Tools For Empowerment. TFE collects donated tools, cleans and packages them for shipment to Haiti. These tools will become the bridge between acquiring skills and being empowered to use of them.

Later this week we will load the first container of tools to Haiti that will change lives from perpetual poverty to productive citizen. It gets more exciting as we move closer to the day we load and ship. The weather has finally warmed up so more people are willing to volunteer to clean and pack tools.

Please consider a donation to help us make a life-changing difference to young people who have worked hard to learn a trade and just want a normal life. Be a part of the solution.

Dec 16, 2014

Rebuilding After The Storm

As the term runs to an end, BeeHive School can look back on this term very proudly. This term was one of the most intense terms of BeeHive's history. Some wonderful things and one terrible thing happened this term. The term started off on a very high note - the new computer lab opened, teacher training on the computer lab was a success and the lab is a wonderful addition to the school. In October, an enormous storm struck the school, ripped the roof off one of the buildings and damaged a large portion of the school, including the library and computer lab. Since then, wonderful donations of support have started to come in, and the school has started to recover.

The headmaster and staff has worked very hard minimizing the impact of the damaged school on the children. They worked tirlessly to clean up the damage and reopened the school just two days after the storm. The library and computer lab remained closed, but the students were able to attend class. The students do miss the closed library and computer lab but have continued to work hard and learn with the resources they have in their classrooms. They even performed a play last Friday for the end of the term.

Construction has already started to repair and rebuild the damage. This would not have been possible without the kind donations from everyone around the world.

BeeHive School's parents, teachers, students and supporters should be very proud - even after a terrible storm the children are still learning, playing and thriving!

Rebuilding After The Storm
Rebuilding After The Storm
Cleaning Up After The Storm
Cleaning Up After The Storm
The Computer Lab Is Back Up And Running!
The Computer Lab Is Back Up And Running!

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