This year marks Temwa’s 15th Birthday!
We were established in 2003 and since then we have been expanding our projects, fundraising and teams in the Malawi and UK to support the remote communities in Nkhata Bay North.
Through your support over the last 15 years, the communities Temwa works with in northern Malawi have:
*Planted over 1 million trees
*Tested over 30,000 people for HIV and supported HIV positive people
*Increased food security for over 30,000 people through training 5,000 farmers
*Improved literacy rate through reading camps, use of the community library and secondary school bursaries.
*Supported over 1200 entrepreneurs including our new bakery project.
*Provided safe water to more than 4000 people
Over 2018 Temwa is hosting various events to celebrate this achievement and raise more vital funds to continue this work.
On Saturday 21st April, we held a Gala Dinner to bring together long-term and new supporters for a night to celebrate all that has been achieved through your support. And what a celebration it was! With a beautiful drinks reception at sunset overlooking Bristol, a fabulous dinner and a successful auction, where people went home with incredible holidays and experiences. Included in the auction was a generous donation from Experience Days who provide unforgettable experiences for all ages, check out the experiences you could do to tick off your bucket list, as well as an incredible Little Shop membership and goodie bag – you too could get your hands on a Little Shop goodie bag worth £70 and 10% all shop products by becoming a member – head down to their store in Stokes Croft to find out more. The dancefloor was packed after an amazing Soul Train line dance led by our co-founder, Jo Hook and her husband Justin, and The 45s wowed the crowd with their sensational performance. Our DJs Bedmo Disco and Feel the Real Sound System kept everyone dancing into the early hours.
Most importantly, we were able to raise significant funds to continue our work; a BIG thank you to everyone who came, donated and made the night possible.
15 YEARS OF TEMWA: FILM
One of the biggest highlights of the evening was sharing our new 15 years of Temwa film, made by the talented Gary Thomas. Take a look at how your support is having an impact..
2pm till late
In 2003 we held our first Art for Africa at the Tobacco Factory, 15 years on join us for an art auction like no other! Showcasing some of the hottest urban and contemporary artists in Bristol and Malawi, who provide stunning and stand-out pieces for you to get your hands on. Full details here
ROCK N RUMBLE IS BACK! It’s bigger than before for our 15th Birthday. There are still some places left to take part in the training – email [email protected] For those who would rather watch, come along on the big night where there will a frenzy of glitter, oil, music and crazy costumes all in the name of ‘wrestling for humanity’. Get your tickets here.
Pedal against poverty with Temwa this autumn. Join the team cycling four counties in four days in the picturesque setting of the South West. The views may be beautiful but the route is a challenge, and you will climb over 15,325 ft to complete the hardest stretch of Lands End to John O’Groats. Get a few friends together and sign up now before the final places go.
Want to be part of our movement transforming lives in northern Malawi? Become a regular giver and see how your money makes an impact over the coming years.