Netflix are currently streaming a film, set in Malawi, called ‘The Boy who Harnessed the Wind’. It tells the true story of 13 year old William Kamkwamba, who builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. It’s received some great reviews, and also shows the struggle that Malawian young people can face in trying to get an education – a subject really close to our hearts.
We would love Joshua supporters to spread the word about Malawi! If you have Netflix at home (or would be willing to do the 30 day free trial), then hold a Movie Night for Malawi and invite some friends round and ask for a donation to Joshua instead of paying cinema entrance.
For a trailer, visit this link
How to hold a Movie Night for Malawi
The film is available on Netflix. This is a subscription service, although there is a free 1 month trial.
Invite a group of friends, and ask for a £5 or £10 ticket donation to support Joshua’s work improving education in Malawi.
How about organising some drinks and nibbles? Go one step further and come up with some Africa-themed refreshments – ideas could be mandazi (mini doughnut), samosa, and plantain crisps.
Send your Movie Night for Malawi donations to Joshua. The easiest way to do this is via our Virgin Money Giving page
Don’t have Netflix? How about a book group session?
If you’re short of time or don’t have Netflix, then William Kamkwamba also wrote a book – available in paperback. There are loads of questions and issues that would make for a fascinating discussion. Host the discussion at home, and ask for donations for refreshments.