School Sponsorship

Primary school in Malawi is free however second level schooling is extremely costly. As a result 7% of males and 5% of females receive second level education. The Secondary School programme is a four year cycle.

The Billy Riordan Memorial Trust continues to sponsor a number of students from Cape Maclear. This sponsorship programme is currently under review and no new sponsorships are being undertaken at present. Should this scheme re-commence, notice will be posted on this web site.


Patients presenting with Covid-19 symptoms have not, so far, been seen at the clinic. Social distancing, hand washing and community awareness campaigning is ongoing as we hope to avoid the virus.

With the ongoing drastic reduction of supply of electricity from the national grid, funded by Billys USA, we are now solar powered both in the clinic and at the gap.
Dr Eugene Meyer a noted ophthalmic surgeon from South Africa and his South African nursing assistants travel to the Billy clinic 3/4 times per year performing cataract surgery and other procedures.