A visit several years ago from Sarah Brook, the founder of Sparkle Malawi, had a powerful impact on ICS students. The ICS Sparkle Malawi Colour Run was born; Service, Learning, Community and Engagement (SLCE) students fundraised to support the purchase of a vehicle; Round Square students took part in the famous Quiz Night to raise funds and awareness, and a SLCE Grade 7 PDP group is collecting academic text books and raising funds to send them to the children.
Now, a SLCE Grade 7 PDP group and the Grade 6/7 Round Square Action Group have organised the upcoming ICS Sparkle Malawi Knitathon, 2018.
This Friday 12 January, from 16-23:00 anyone who can knit (or wants to learn) is invited to drop-in to the Secondary library to knit squares to be made into blankets for the children of the Sparkle Foundation in Malawi.
Bring your own needles and wool if possible and join the Grade 6/7 Round Square Team (Laurits, Shirel, Betka, Ana, Abitha, Nathan, Amber, Rosa, Sylvia, Tanu) as they work to create the squares that will be made into blankets. The children of Sparkle Malawi are in need of covers at night. Being without blankets means they sometimes use mosquito nets as substitutes, which eliminates the vital protection from malaria and other infections that the nets normally provide.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the knitters, our Round Squares are happy to accept donations of yarn and wool, "on loan" knitting needles, food and drink for the volunteers, or even knitted (15 x 15 cm) squares you have finished at home.
Our Round Squares are hoping for a good turnout of enthusiastic and committed knitters on Friday afternoon: Drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like!