Continued support for the training of two students in environmental studies
The Chidya out patients department serves a number of villages including Namaunya, Ngalinje, Chiwata, Namdimba and Mkudumba. It is the only health centre in that area so people are really reliant on the services it provides. However it was built in 1954 and was in such a state of disrepair that the government had threatened to close it down. The plan proposed by the diocese of Masasi was to construct new buildings including a laboratory, and also to install solar panels and proper rainwater harvesting systems to provide reliable electricity and water supplies essential for healthcare.
The trust provided £9000 in 2018 and a further £6200 in 2019 to assist with the project.