Datum News

Watch the opening ceremony of new ICT and library classrooms in Nkhata Bay school

DATUM Foundation’s new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and library classrooms have been officially opened in Stepping Stones Primary School in Nkhata Bay in northern Malawi. In an opening ceremony attended by local dignitaries and members of the educational profession, Alice Leaper spoke of her, the teachers’ and students’ excitement at the prospect of accessing […]

Update on the progress of construction of DATUM’s new school in Tal, Nepal

We are excited to share the great progress of our new secondary school in Tal, Nepal, in partnership with Pahar Trust Nepal. Works to date include the digging of foundations and the casting of the concrete ground slab and columns. Bricks have been delivered to site and ground floor walls are being built. The original […]

Odisha Health Minister officially reopens Sonepur Leprosy Care Centre after DATUM renovation

We are delighted to announce the completion of the renovation of the existing Sonepur Leprosy Care Centre in Odisha State, India. The refurbished clinic was official reopened by Mr Niranjan Pujari, Health and Family Welfare Minister for the State of Odisha in October 2023 after DATUM raised an additional £5,000 in the DATUM’s BIG CHRISTMAS […]

Watch the update on the construction of ICT and library classrooms in Malawi’s Nkhata Bay school as completion nears

Construction works on the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and library classrooms in the existing Stepping Stones School in the deprived Mkondezi district of Nkhata Bay has been progressing well Set up by teacher Alice Leaper, the school currently has 230 pupils of which 112 are boys and 118 are girls ages 4 to […]

Storm Freddy: Another year, another cyclone hits Malawi – by Imogen Feilding, Head of Stepping Stones

“Another year, another cyclone hits Malawi.    This was a big one. The damage is slowly being assessed, but many people have lost everything, yet again.    I want to reflect on last years’ storm as I think it may help people to understand how calamitous this is. In January 2022 we experienced Tropical Storm […]

DATUM sends thoughts and prayers after Storm Freddy devastates southern Africa

We are saddened at the tragic loss of life and suffering that southern Africa has been experiencing in the wake of Tropical Storm Freddy. Landslides and flash floods have so far killed100 people and devastated entire communities in southern Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar. “We are thinking of and praying for our colleagues, friends and family […]

DATUM is delighted to announce it smashed its Christmas Appeal fundraising target

DATUM Foundation is proud to announce it has smashed its Christmas Appeal fundraising target. By launching its BIG CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2022 in early December 2022, DATUM was hoping to raise £5,000 to undertake a comprehensive refurbishment of the Sonepur Leprosy Care Centre in Odisha State, India, to help fight leprosy, a devastating disease. It is with delight […]

DATUM is proud to announce the completion of a pre-school nursery in northern Malawi

DATUM Foundation is delighted to announce the completion of its latest project in northern Malawi. DATUM also recognises the early years as critical to children’s development and has sought to provide pre-school facilities for both girls and boys and improve their preparedness for primary education. It has been a long-term aim of DATUM to construct […]

DATUM FOUNDATION launches its Big Christmas Appeal 2022

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 BIG […]

Watch the update on the construction of ICT and library 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 northern Malawi.  Watch the school’s founder Alice Leaper give you an update on the building work in a short video […]

DATUM honoured to receive generous donation from Beeston Methodist Church

DATUM was honoured to be invited to a Sunday service the Beeston Methodist Church to receive a generous donation on 11 September 2022. Indeed, members of Beeston Methodist Church managed to raise the astonishing amount of £7,800 as part of the Church’s efforts to support overseas partners to support local communities through education and advocacy. 100% […]

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 […]