It has been a privilege to have supported SKILD’s (Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences) pilot project in Lebanon to develop approaches that help pupils with special needs to continue in mainstream education. Parents and teachers have reported improved in pupil performance and behaviour; Teachers are better equipped to assess and teach children with learning differences; SKILD learnt more about implementing special education services. The pilot’s achievements were used to influence the Ministry of Education target to recruit 30 special needs educators to scale up this knowledge and help more schools in Lebanon to improve the wellbeing of children who are at social, emotional and academic risk. "We are grateful to MAI for coming alongside SKILD on this highly worthy
Amazing Auction lots and fabulous food are available at our Dinner and Auction. It will be held at 19.30 on Friday 14 September in the Cosener's House, Abingdon. The auction, conducted by TV auctioneer Graham Penny, will feature 24 amazing lots. They are listed below. With a drinks reception on arrival, you will enjoy a three course meal with wine and coffee, followed by the auction. Tickets are £45 for one or £85 for two. Please order before 30 August from [email protected] Auction Lots: 2 Concert Tickets for the Oxford Lieder Festival Pizza making experience for parent & child 4 tickets (in the stands) to a Wasps Rugby match Delightful Glass Bowl made by Oxford based artist 3 night stay;
You are invited to enjoy our popular Asian Fusion Charity Dinner. It will be held on Saturday 16 June at 7.30 pm in the Kennington Village Centre, OX1 5PG. Proceeds from the evening will be earmarked for our latest project in Nepal. There will be three courses, each with options. Tickets are just £22.50 per person. They can be ordered from [email protected] or by phoning 07766 255221. The main course dishes are: Honey Chilli Chicken; Lamb Smore; King Prawns with lime & chilli; Sayur Curry (V); Cashew Curry with peas (V); Aubergine Moju (V) plus Egg fried rice and Singapore noodles (V). Soft & alcoholic drinks may be purchased from the bar.
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The visit of our South African Partner, Pastor Leonard Gcabashe, was a great occasion. Accompanying Leonard on the tour for the first was our new Executive Director, Steve Travis. The tour of England and Northern Ireland involved a range of events from a Charity Concert, a Barn Dance, a Fish & Chip supper, to private gatherings and public meetings in churches. The aim of his visit was to thank the many MAI Supporters with a commitment to Embo and to introduce new friends to the ongoing needs of the wonderful Caregiving ministry that MAI supports.
Our wonderful supporters meant that we received a total income in 2017 of £172,204. Although lower that in recent years, this is accounted for in that a major capital appeal was coming to an end as was another of our projects (in Lebanon) and the adverse situation in South Sudan. MAI made a significant capital investment during the year to enable the building of the Clinic TB extension in Embo. This was a major factor in creating a higher level of expenditure - £195,259 - than income through the year. This was because capital funds received in 2016 were spent in 2017. The Annual Appeal was a great success too! Supporters effectively doubled the value of their gift thanks