Jamie and Jane Jamieson formed SENT some years after they had returned from a spell living in Zambia. Later SENT became SENTAfrica.
At first, we were working on small projects in Zambia, Ethiopia and Malawi. Since 2012 we have been working only in Malawi.
SENTAfrica is a registered charity in the UK. The primary purpose of SENTAfrica is to fund the construction of a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Malawi. This NGO is legally registered in Malawi under the name of Livingway Education. The construction phase will include setting up two separate income streams (a guest-house and a hammer-mill) so that funding local community development can be made from the resources of Livingway Education.
The projects Livingway Education will be carrying out will depend on the success of the two income generating projects. The main idea will be to carry out skill-sharing exercises in agriculture, health and education. Individuals with skills, experience and proven ability will be recruited to pass on what they know to those who would benefit in the community.
In the first year of operation, LIVINGWAY EDUCATION only made 20% of its operating costs. In the second year that rose to 60%. We are expecting that this will rise again in the year 2018-2019. There are still financial challenges to face. The installation of electricity could cost up to £10,000 and LIVINGWAY EDUCATION needs to find around £1000 to pay the shipping costs of tools and equipment early in 2020. Those who are inspired to contribute financially are invited to click on the link below.
The process of becoming a self-reliant organisation is still ongoing but there is sufficient evidence from the financial figures to show that this will soon become a reality. A report will soon be available.