Datum News

DATUM Foundation’s chance to win £1,000

DATUM is calling for nominations to win a £1,000 Movement for Good Award from Benefact Group. We are encouraging people to nominate us for a chance to win £1,000 as part of Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards, which is giving over £1million away to charities. It’s quick and easy to nominate DATUM online. Nominations […]

Sneak peek on ICT classrooms and library progress in Nkhata Bay

Datum is happy to share progress on the construction of its new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and library classrooms in the existing Stepping Stones School in the deprived Mkondezi district of Nkhata Bay.  In a short video filmed in the grounds of Stepping Stones, the school’s founder Alice Leaper gave a quick tour of […]

DATUM is proud to announce new water supply in Chisala School is fully operational

DATUM is proud to announce the completion of its latest sanitation project, the building and provision of a new water supply system for the Secondary School in the rural village of Chisala in Northern Malawi. DATUM has previously built a bore hole and water supply system for the school but given the success of the […]

Storm Ana: “The impact of the floods on people’s livelihoods is devastating” says head nurse

A healthcare worker in Chisala, Malawi, has described the impact of the Tropical Storm Ana as “devastating”. The storm struck three southern African countries – Malawi, Madagascar and Mozambique – this week (22-25 January 2022), bringing high winds and torrential rains that have caused widespread flooding, damage and destruction to public and private infrastructure across […]

DATUM extends condolences over deadly floods in Malawi, Madagascar and Mozambique

We are saddened at the tragic loss of life and suffering that Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar have been experiencing in the wake of Tropical Storm Ana. High winds and torrential rains have caused widespread flooding, damage and destruction across those three southern African countries. Entire areas have been cut off after roads and bridges were […]

A little surprise to wish you a Happy New Year 2022

As we enter 2022, we wanted to thank all our friends and supporters for the trust and support you have given us over the years. Together we have been able to achieve some amazing things. Here’s a little thank you song written by one of our Chisala boarding students, Nemre. Happy New Year to you […]

A warm welcome to our new Trustees, Dr Timothy Rawson, Dr Jasmin Hodgson and Nicholas Blomfield

We at DATUM are delighted to announce that Dr Timothy Rawson, Dr Jasmin Hodgson and Nicholas Blomfield have joined the charity as Trustees.   Timothy, Jasmin and Nicholas, who joined in October 2021, will bring with them a wealth of invaluable experience in healthcare and legal and strategy planning, further supporting the delivery of DATUM’s charitable […]

DATUM FOUNDATION launches its Big Christmas Appeal 2021

As you know DATUM FOUNDATION has already worked for over ten years to provide access to education, healthcare and sanitation to poor and disadvantaged children and communities across Asia and Africa. Once each year we ask our friends and supporters to help us raise funds for one of our projects. We have now launched our […]

DATUM and BPEC efforts to supply water to maternal clinic recognised in trade press

The efforts of DATUM FOUNDATION and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) to supply clean water to a rural maternal clinic in northern Malawi have been recognised in articles published in trade publications. The Maternity Clinic in the rural village of Chikwina was completed in July 2019. However, once the works to the clinic were completed, […]

DATUM FOUNDATION receives donations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in northern Malawi

We're very grateful for the donations and support we receive, without which we simply couldn't do the work we do. 

Thank you to our amazing supporters!

If you follow our social media accounts, you will have seen that DATUM Foundation took part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge which was held from 1st – 8th December 2020. The aim of this appeal was to reach our project target of £12,500 contributing towards the build of the Creative Learning Centre allowing children […]

DATUM FOUNDATION are supporting children to access transformative education through play, creative arts, and music.

This year many of DATUM FOUNDATION’S building projects were sadly put on hold due to the global outbreak of Covid-19. The start of construction of the much-needed Creative Learning Centre in the village of Chisala in Malawi has now been delayed until 2021 – however we continue to fundraise to bring this transformative centre to […]

DATUM FOUNDATION’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in rural communities in Northern Malawi.

Our main concerns remains the health and safety of our friends and colleagues in Sub-Sharan Africa - particularly the teachers and pupils of the primary and secondary schools, and the healthcare professionals and patients of the maternity clinics we have recently built.

DATUM Foundation announced new website launch

Small international charity, DATUM FOUNDATION, announce the launch of their new website