Hampton School has an established link with Malawi.
Several years ago two Hampton teachers travelled to Senga Bay on the west coast of Lake Malawi and met Sam Luddick a villager who was doing all she could to help orphaned and abused children in the local community. This was the foundation of the ongoing link between Hampton School and Senga Bay.
In 2008, Hampton School raised funds to build the ‘Hampton Safe Haven’ in the village of Cool Runnings in the Senga Bay area which offers children a safe place to go and teaches them essential life skills.
Pupils and staff from Hampton School regularly travel to the Malawi to visit the Safe Haven and help with teaching the children and with all the practical tasks such as building, painting, clearing ground, building fences, repairing playground equipment and collecting water. In recent years, through the support of Hampton School Form Charity and Adventure Society, the Safe Haven has been transformed and now offers classrooms for children from 4 – 11 years. The Safe Haven has now been recognised by the Malawi Government as an approved primary school.
Senior Hamptonians are also able to visit Malawi as part of an biennial Adventure Society trip. The purpose is to introduce the pupils to a variety of cultures and enable them to put their skills to use in helping the local communities. They also enjoy a wide range of fun and challenging activities.