AGAINST ALL ODDS STILL STANDING (AOS) UK & Malawi Teams  5th MISSION TO MALAWI 2017 Report  The vision for the mission trips in 2017  *EDUCATE,  EQUIP, EMPOWER  12 DAYS – Mission to Malawi 2017 Against All Odds Team/ Heads/Chiefs/ Outcomes DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY 18th Wednesday OCTOBER DEPARTURE from UK ARRIVAL AT CHILEKA AIRPORT IN BLANTYRE Evangelist/Pastor Fikelephi, Gbemisola, Vanetta UK DELEGATES Official Arrival Photoshoot by Elisha (at Chireka Airport) We were well received by the Operations Manager Brenda Chombo Banda and our Media Team after the Visa processing at the port of entry. Fikelephi Brenda, Joab Elisha Mirriam Francis We would like to thank our Volunteers for our Mission to Malawi 2017 namely: Mrs Vanetta Jebutu & Mrs Gbemisola Adedipe We would like to also THANK the entire Against All Odds Still Standing TEAMS in the United Kingdom and Malawi, who worked round the clock to ensure the smooth running of the Mission trip to Malawi, without your input this mission would not have been a success it was. On behalf of Against All Odds Still Standing we also would like to acknowledge the Organisations, whom without their support this mission would have been a challenge: We are here to: REBUILD LIVES, RESTORE HOPE & RESTORE DIGNITY through EDUCATION, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH. NOTE this year we aim to EDUCATE, EQUIP & EMPOWER: GBEMISOLA (equip & empower) – BUSINESS WORKSHOP; VANETTA – HEALTH WORKSHOP (educate, equip & empower); Fikelephi – EMPOWER & MOTIVATE Highlights: On day 7, on Tuesday 24TH OCTOBER – We MET STUDENTS AT ZINGWANGWA SEC SCHOOL *Survival Kits, Uniforms and Stationery were given out. Plus meeting students who have been supported the past school sessions and also registered the exit of form four (4) students who will no longer be supported and welcome new girls who will be supported.  Addressing the Assemble  were Fikelephi/Mr Kungala/Mercy Chipata Presentation of Uniforms and Stationery 1-2-1 with our Students and Group Session *Special Poem by Samantha Nditaya (15 years in Form 3) written specially for Against All Odds Still Standing: *NB she has given AOS to publish this poem on our Website & our Social Media: Girls of Today: Girls let us make ourselves important, We now matter than before, They have buried the beliefs of yesterday & that is Against All Odds, IT CAME WITH POWER TO RESCUE ME THE GIRL OF TODAY, it shifted me from bondage to FREEDOM, IT DUSTED the dust I had in the past. The dust not seen as an achiever, BUT now I can do anything, I can achieve anything as I a Girl rescued by Against All Odds. Girls of Today, we are now the charitable daughters to our parents. The counter people in the Government & Societies, Wonderful Students to our Teachers that has indeed the past, the sorrow of the past is gone. Now it is the dance to build another Malawi with a different culture, as for me indeed the Girl of today.