Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Woke up this morning to find that there is no fuel in Llongwe... typical when I had a flight to catch!
My taxi didn't turn up as he had no fuel. Eventually managed to get someone at a massively inflated price but I guess that is normal in Africa.
I'm on my way home to my fabulous friends and family... and although I will miss everyone here I have most of them on facebook ;-) and I will be continuing to champion COYIDA from the UK
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Today I took a 5 hour bus ride to Lilongwe but it will be worth it as, much like I would be if I were in London I am heading to Mama Mia tonight....
Well the restaurant Mama Mia to meet lots of fantastic volunteers with VSO which will be an amazing way to spend an evening. Sharing learnings and experiences and taking stock of everything from the last couple of weeks in Malawi.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
- Computerised cash book on Excel next steps to implement an accounting package such as sage
- Petty cash policy
- A nominal and project code list
- An admin budget this is very important as its needed to make sure that all salaries and admin costs are covered. Most sponsors/ partners want to put costs towards a shiny new well or toilet but tend to forget that the office costs need covering as well otherwise nothing would get done.
- Procurement policy and limits of authority
- Updated and revised the finance manual.
There is plenty more to do but only so much in a couple of weeks.
|The new well|
|The old water source|
They also promote Childrens rights and schooling. I need childrens clothes to send over anyone who can help? Education is only compulsary till 11 years old to fund a child for secondary education only costs £80.00 per term
Women's rights COYIDA promote the training of local birth attendants and adequate Ante natal care.
HIV and AIDS reducing the stigma around the illness and making sure people eat correctly.