|A community development project established by online casino Slotland.com has received a ‘substantial’ donation from Internet gaming guide Online-Gambling-Insider.com.|
Help-Malawi-Children-Charity.org was established to help two communities in the African nation on Malawi by training teachers and farmers and the guide is challenging gambling operators, affiliates and players to make a donation as well.
“When Slotland.com initially announced the building of the school we ran the story on our news network but we felt that a project such as this needs every little bit of support it can get,” said Ryan D, Founding Editor for Online-Gambling-Insider.com.
“To see the dedication of the Slotland.com team and the amazing results they have achieved in what is a challenging environment deserves the utmost respect.”
Malawi is the eighth poorest nation on earth and has been severely hit by the affects of AIDS. Slotland.com said that education is key to ending poverty and funded the constructed a school and community centre in the remote village of Juma two years ago. A maize mill in the nearby village of Kantimbanye to provide a small income for the school and a much-needed service to area farmers has since been built and the school’s teachers have become a resource for teachers in surrounding villages. In addition, farmers in the area are learning new sustainable agriculture methods in the centre’s demonstration gardens.
“We got the idea to produce the website because so many of our players were asking how they could donate personally,” said Martin Smith from Slotland.com.
“Food for the students. Gas for the jeep. Building materials. The project is becoming more and more self-sustaining but they still need help. The beauty of this fundraising site is that donations go directly to the team in Malawi.”