SERVAS MALAWI

NEWSLETTER 3.

November 2001 This newsletter is 'yours', so do please send any articles, ideas or stories to
D Lewis POBox 211, Blantyre, Malawi.

 

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN MALAWI?

No Servas meeting has taken place since May 2001.

Members are urged to send articles to me for the next newsletter - have you received any travellers? Do you have any stories about your travellers?

Demelza put advertisement on Servas into the school magazine - see it on page 2.

Demelza gave a talk on Wednesday the 5th September at 1200 to the Limbe Rotary club. It was well received and she got a lovely free lunch!

George and Clara in Lilongwe got married on the 29th of September - CONGRATULATIONS to them. They are also planning to move to Blantyre in late 2001.

Marcel and Caroline in Bangwe, Blantyre got married in June CONGRATULATIONS!

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Demelza and Ben in Blantyre are expecting their second baby in March 2002 and should be getting married next year in the UK.

Harry and Rose are thinking of moving to Zambia or Zimbabwe to teach there.

TIPS TRAVELLERS

For Servas Travellers visiting Blantyre:

  • Horse riding Michiru Mountain and hyena hide visit.
  • Visit to Open arms infant home - HIV+ abandoned kids 0-2 years.
  • Walk to cathedral.
  • Visit to PAMET; local paper making recycling place - interesting and innovative.
  • Visit to local hospital.
  • Tour of Carlsberg brewery - free.

    For Servas Travellers visiting Lilongwe:

  • Visit the nature sanctuary - hyena & crocs & forest walks.
  • Visit Banda grave!
  • Horse riding in area 12 - 2km from Lilongwe via minibus.
  • Its also a 100km from Lilongwe to Salima which lies on lake Malawi.
  • Take a 4-day trip into Zambia to Luwangwa N. Park.

    For Servas Travellers visiting Malawi:

  • Take a bus to Cape Maclear or camp at Nkapola lodge.
  • Take a bus to Livingstonia/ Senga bay.
  • Visit Zomba mountain and take in spectacular views over the plain and stay at campsite.
  • Mvuu camp for birds, elephants, hippos and crocodiles.
  • Muua mission near-ish too Balaka.
  • Hike up Mulanje Mountain - contact mountain club members, on route pass through tea plantations.
  • Sucoma - sugar plantation and Nyala small nature reserve - need own car - you can stay at Sucoma Sports Club. .
  • Visit Nkata bay and take the ferry across to Likoma Island for a day trip on Monday, Thurs and Fridays.
  • Then continue upwards to visit historic Livingstonia and its Anglican mission.
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    SERVAS MEMBERS SPEAK OUT. . . . . .
    YOUR VOICE

    EMAIL RECEIVED 20/8/99 from Demelza Lewis

    "I am writing this from the Island of Reunion, which I am visiting for one week. In fact, I came here because of Rey JOSEPH, (Africa (South) Host List co-ordinator). I was staying with him in Mauritius and he was so enthusiastic about me going to meet the Servas Reunion-isle, that I foolishly booked myself onto a 6 hour catamaran boat journey to Reunion - (foolish due to the dreadful seasickness I suffered). The island was a bit of a culture shock for me. I had not realised it WAS France imposed wholesale onto a piece of land in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Phones, electricity, roads, everything worked at virtual 100% efficiency - I almost had to lie down! It was such a great stay, wonderful for invigorating hikes in the morning to the islands central mountainous area and warm at the coast for diving and swimming in the afternoon. Servas has an active body of host members, monthly beach barbecues a definite 'must-go' experience. I was lucky enough to be able to stay with 4 hosts during my weeks stay and I was impressed by their warm welcome and enthusiasm for SERVAS. "
    SEE THE MALAWI WEBSITE FOR THE FULL UNABRIDGED pages on http://pages.intnet.mu/servas/malawi.html
    ÿ BEING AN ACTIVE PEACE BUILDER

    Servas is in reality an pro-active peace organisation. Is there a bigger world out there, other peace-makers for us to interact with - to link up with, to share ideas with? Of course there is and that is part of the UN's role to interlink us all - but practically doing it is another issue. One way could be listening
    to…RADIO FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL

    A world wide short-wave radio station that airs international programmes vitally important to peace and justice.
    What programmes are produced?
    1. FIRE (Feminist International Radio Endeavour). Everything from testimonies on violations of human rights in the family, conflict situations, to discussing the role of a midwife and her impact on society.
    2. Earth watch.
    3. Earth and Sky.
    4 Alternative Radio
    5. This way out (gay/lesbian)
    6. Spiritual awakening.
    7. News from the UN.
    8. Vietnam veteran's radio (real stories from vets against the war)
    9. World Citizens weekly.
    10.Global students Voice and many more.
    Where is RFPI based?
    Costa Rica, Central America, on the campus of the University of Peace created in 1908 by the UN. You can reach RFPI in Costa Rica by fax: 506-249-1095 phone 506-249 1821 Post POBox 88, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. E-mail: rfpicr@sol.racsa.co.cr
    To obtain membership of RFPI or receive information write to RFPI POBox 20728, Portland, Oregon, 97294, USA.
    You can get involved!! 1. RFPI is happy to receive information/ideas for programmes. Internship for university students, professionals on leave interested in radio production are available.
    To hear RFPI
    Contact RFPI via their Email to find out the latest frequency that you can hear them on here in Malawi. They have recently changed. J J J

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    ‘SERVAS MALAWI’ MEETING

    Day: Saturday 11th May 2002

    Time:1500

    Where: Blantyre Demelza’s House.

    SERVAS COUNTRY CO-ORDINATORS IN THE REGION

       

    BOTSWANA
    Adelaide KGOSIDINTSI
    Private Bag 0022 Gaborone
    ( H ) (267) 353 379
    ( W ) (267) 3552294
    E-mail :KGOSIDIA@mopipi.ub.bw

    KENYA
    Samuel Nguku KARIUKI,
    P.O.Box 61557, NAIROBI
    PH (w) 823000/456/666
    Ext: 2242 (h) 884567

    LESOTHO
    Mr. Wilson MALAHLENA,
    P. O. Box 813
    Maseru,
    PH: (09) 266-334668

      MAURITIUS
    Mr. Mineswar SIBSURUN,
    P. O. Box 545,
    Port Louis,
    PH: 212.3551 (24hrs)

    MOZAMBIQUE
    No Servas!

    REUNION
    Hélène et Gilbert MARTIN
    12 Chemin Gigant /
    Route de Bois de Nèfles
    97490 Sainte Clotilde
    (H) (0262) 262 29 12 05
    E-mail (H): martingi@oceanes.fr

    SOUTH AFRICA
    Enid Du PLESSIS
    5 Stirling Rd,
    Newlands 7700
    (h) 6744337
    E-mail:frankied@iafrica.com

      TANZANIA
    Henry M. BANTU,
    P.O.Box 705, DAR ES SALAAM
    E-mail: henrybantu@hotmail.com

    ZAMBIA
    Michal PIASECKI
    P.O. Box 30263, LUSAKA
    144 Broads Road, 8 Sunwood Court, Rhodes Park
    Ph (w) (01) 227244
    email: amandra@zamnet.zm

    ZIMBABWE
    Harvey and Bobbie RAPSON
    2 Leicester Rd
    Emerald Hill , Harare
    (H and Fax) 302 322 (w) 728 911
    E-Mail : hrapson@mango.zw