Big Band Bonanza Charity Event: 25 March

MAI is joining with the Nasio Trust to create a foot tapping, ear pleasing evening of music with Oxford based big band, the Velvet Tones.  It will be held at Kennington Village Centre on Saturday 25 March from 7.30 pm. The Velvet Tones are a busy band with a versatile repertoire of popular swing, dance and big band hits.  There will also be brief presentations from both charities, including MAI's Partner, Leonard Gcabashe.  During the interval, there will be a bar and raffle. Proceeds will be divided between the two charities.  MAI's share will benefit the work in Embo, KwaZulu Natal.  Tickets cost £10 and can be obtained by contacting Claire on 01865 863146 or [email protected]

January 27th, 2017|Featured|

Embo Partner visits UK in March!

Pastor Leonard Gcabashe who leads the Embo Community Church - our healthcare Partner in KwaZulu Natal - will be in the UK soon - from March 17 to April 2. These are Leonard's confirmed public engagements to date and to which you are warmly invited: March 17: Concert, Bangor N Ireland; 19.00 March 19: Primacy Church; 10.00 March 23: St Mary the Virgin, Oxford; noon March 25: Men's Breakfast, Christ Church, Abingdon; 9.00 - ticketed event (07766 255221) March 25: Big Band Bonanza with the Velvet Tones; Kennington Village Centre; 19.30 - ticketed event ([email protected]) March 28: Andover Baptist Ladies; 14.00 April 1: Women's Breakfast, St Laurence, Appleton; 08.30 April 2: St Laurence, Appleton; 10.00 The church healthcare work is

January 26th, 2017|Embo, Featured, Projects|

Primary Health Care Centre almost ready!

Poppy Spens - a nurse who has served in South Sudan and  MAI Board member - will fly to South Sudan in February to witness the opening of the Romoggi Primary Health Care Centre in Kajo Keji.  This vital community facility was envisioned by the Diocese of Kajo Keji, designed to serve over 25,000 people from the town and surrounding villages.  MAI has raised sufficient funds for the building, its equipment and furniture and for the initial staffing costs.  The photo to the left shows the solar panels beginning to be installed some months ago which will ensure a continuous power supply, vital to such a facility. The builders have done a good job and a UK engineer has completed

January 23rd, 2017|Featured, Kajo Keji, Projects|

Lebanon: slow but promising start

The autumn 2015 school registration was delayed by the Education Ministry due to the pressure of the Syrian refugee crisis.  This means that the SKILD project is a little behind the planned schedule.  Nevertheless good progress is being made. The latest report reflects on the fact that many teachers in the two schools were initially reticent about the presence of the three specialists working on the project (speech and language therapist, special educator and psychologist).  These concerns are gradually being overcome through the team members' positive communication with the teachers and the evident enthusiasm of the children being supported.  In fact, 98 pupils have been referred to the team and 20 in depth assessments have been completed. SKILD report: 22

May 3rd, 2016|Featured, Lebanon, Projects|

Pastor Leonard to visit UK in April

Our dear friend and Partner, Leonard Gcabashe, will be back in the UK in April.  He will report on progress in healthcare provision in the valley of Embo and share the latest developments and opportunities. His confirmed appointments are listed below.  If you would like further details, please call John Earwicker on 07766 255221. 9     08.30                           Men’s Breakfast; All Saints, Marcham 9     20.00                          Dinner event; St Mary's, Purley on Thames 10   09.30, 11.15, 16.00    Services; St Mary’s, Purley on Thames 11   14.00                           Young at Heart; Peachcroft Christian Centre 12   14.00                           Ladies event; Andover Baptist 12   19.30                           Event; Offmore Evangelical, Kidderminster 15   12.30                           Ladies that Lunch; Christ Church, Abingdon 15   19.30                  

February 24th, 2016|Embo, Featured, Projects|

MAI Events for your diary!

We are pleased to announce two charity events that we hope will be marked in MAI Supporters' diaries!   There will be a wonderful Open Air Concert on the evening of Saturday 18th June in the grounds of Appleton House, Appleton.  Our friends from Charity Opera - Stephen and Claire Barratt and team - will be singing songs from the shows and light opera.  You are welcome to bring a picnic - food and drink - plus a table and chairs if you wish!  An evening not to be missed!         We are glad to return to Pembroke College, Oxford for our Third MAI Dinner and Auction on Friday 30th September.  This is a popular venue with

February 24th, 2016|Featured, MAI, Projects|