Dr Tracy Morse (Thomson) from Pitcaple near Inverurie has lived and worked in Malawi since 2000 as a Health Initiative Project Manager on behalf of Strathclyde University and is funded by the Scottish Government. Last year she was presented with a medal by Strathclyde University for her work in Malawi helping people in rural villages to set up projects by which they could help themselves. She carries out her work for F.R.O.M. Scotland on a voluntary basis.
In 2005 F.R.O.M. Scotland was set up after a visit to her daughter Tracy by Kathleen Thomson. There are around 1.2 million orphans in Malawi caused by diseases such as AIDS, Malaria, Pneumonia, Cholera and Diarrhoea and due to a failure of the maize crop many of these vulnerable children were starving.
Kathleen decided that something must be done to help, so from humble beginnings, F.R.O.M. Scotland now provides one meal a day at feeding stations and orphanages to over 2500 children. In addition F.R.O.M. Scotland has sent out seven shipping containers crammed with medical equipment and supplies (all donated) and has funded many projects providing medical clinics and facilities, school classrooms, clean water and disease prevention and control in rural villages as well as supporting orphanages and hospitals.
For more information contact: Dave Thomson 01467 681208 or Lewis Taylor 01467 371727