Back at the Malaria No More UK office
After spending four weeks together, the Faiths Act Fellows’ (FAF) residential training came to an end and the Fellows jetted off to their host cities to start what will be an amazing year. So we returned to our office the following Monday greatly missing the FAF family (as we have come to be known). Feeling slightly exhausted after training, we got to work straight away identifying different communities and groups that we hope to work with over the year. Most of the week was spent planning our exciting project which we will be sharing with you shortly. Watch this space!
Being based in London has a number of advantages; one of them is that there are three other pairs of Fellows based here. So at the end of the week, it was a pleasure to meet up with them for dinner and to share our experiences so far. It’s fascinating to listen to all the projects that the other Fellows are involved in and how they’re bringing faith communities together throughout London.
On the weekend, Malaria No More UK had a team of runners in the Adidas Women’s 5K Challenge so we spent the morning at Hyde Park in London cheering them on. Mozzy Man also stepped up to the challenge and completed the course in record time (for a giant mosquito!). It was a fantastic effort from all the ladies who took part and lots of money was raised to help end malaria deaths.
We welcomed in a new working week by attending the launch of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership report ‘A Decade of Partnership and Results'. We were greatly encouraged to hear that in the last decade malaria deaths have been reduced dramatically yet the resounding message from the report launch was that plenty of hard work still lays ahead in the push towards achieving the RBM Partnership objective of reducing global malaria deaths to near zero by 2015. We are excited to play our small part in this goal over the next few months.