Author Archives: Katie Bushell

About Katie Bushell

32 year old primary school teaching travel monster, combining all things I love by setting up an education project in Nkhata Bay, Malawi.

Building an Orphanage

My last project, teaching and building a school block at Chikale School in Malawi, is nearly complete. Alice Leaper,  from Butterfly Lodge, is currently managing the builders and the building is in the final stages.  I am now collaborating with … Continue reading

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Good-Bye Malawi!

After an emotional good-bye, I packed my bags and climbed aboard an overland truck. Two countries and two near death experiences later, (stampeding elephants and white-water rafting in the River Zambezi,) I’m now in South Africa enjoying my final week … Continue reading

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Huge Thanks to an Amazing Response!

I was starting to get a little worried, the school had underestimated the amount of bricks we needed by 25,000. We never considered the additional cost of the two doors / doorframes and twelve window frames with security bars. The … Continue reading

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FUNdraising Fun

I have had the most amazing 3 weeks so far, it’s been pretty hectic but full of fun, fundraising and school, of-course! On the 14th of October, Niraj (aka Buddha) came over to visit for a couple of weeks. He … Continue reading

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Meant to be ….

Ever since I planned this trip everything has just fallen into place, and this feeling that things are ‘meant to be’ has just kept on and on! When I wrote my initial letter to the Headteacher of Chikale school back … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Yeeey! I’m here and it’s great!!! Nkhata Bay, my home for the next few months, is a vibrant port town right on the shores of Lake Malawi. Butterfly Lodge, where I have a chalet, is a short walk up a … Continue reading

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Not long now!

“Ermmm….. You know this school in Malawi? Do you think they may like me to do a teaching project out there?”  the words fell out of my mouth. “Yes!” Stu replied. And that was it, that was all I needed. … Continue reading

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