Churches take on the 90 kg Rice Challenge to support Malawi children

Rev. Scott Blythe selling a bag of rice to Mrs Sheila Wurthman at Stamperland Church
Rev. Scott Blythe selling a bag of rice to Mrs Sheila Wurthman at Stamperland Church

Stamperland and Netherlee churches are taking part in the 90 Kg Rice Challenge to support children’s education in Malawi.

Ninety kilograms is the amount of rice a farmer in Malawi has to grow and sell in order to make enough money to send one of his children to secondary school for just one year.

The two churches have accepted the 90 Kg Rice Challenge and bags of rice are on sale at both churches.

The Rev. Scott Blythe said: “There has been a terrific response to this challenge from both Netherlee and Stamperland churches.

“It is particularly appropriate that we should be buying rice from Malawi at this time with the country having suffered so badly from the impact of hurricane Idai.”

More than 800 schools, churches, Fairtrade groups, community groups have already undertaken the challenge.

It provides participants the opportunity to come up with innovative ways to sell the rice and get encouraged and inspired about enabling Malawian children to attend school.

For more details, visit www.jts.co.uk/90kg-rice-challenge.