Jennifer & Alan Flemming  (Solo)
"As for why the project speaks to me, it has a lot to do with my ending up with two new toasters this year. Yes I like toast a lot, and sure there's a fairly reasonable explanation (one's a toaster oven,) but I realized at some point that nobody really needs two toasters.

We have so much luxury and comfort in our lives that not everybody shares, and I want to learn how to spread that around. And, with the state of politics in the US turning so many people inward and away from each other, I was compelled to reach out somewhere totally new to expand my world and my connections.

I smile most when I'm flying or traveling, and from what I've seen so far Malawians smile most of the time no matter what, so it seems a natural combination.

I've started practicing Chichewa, and one of the first websites I found list four different ways to say I am happy! That's reason enough for me."

-Alan

Lorraine Dumais

Newer to the paragliding community, Lorraine is a Canadian-born proud mother of three and grandmother of one. She began paragliding at the age of 48, proving that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.  She has been a tandem passenger for over 5 years, and is working on perfecting her skills as a solo pilot. Though she is not able to teach yet, she can mentor and assist in any ground handling!  An adventurer by nature, Lorraine is happiest when discovering and exploring new places and things. She is a self-taught cook, a seamstress, and a creative young soul. She will be joining The School of Dreams team to help show other men and women that it is never too late to start chasing a dream.  [group:image:22832][group:image:22831][group:image:22833][group:image:22835][group:image:22836][group:image:22837]

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Fly Malawi 2018

Pilots wishing to be amongst of the first humans to free fly in Malawi are welcome to register, come January of 2018, for three different opportunities between May and August of 2018.  [right:image:22111][/]All pilots will be greeted by Mathew at the airport in Lilongwe and taken to, and lodged at, the beautiful Nazareth Community Centre in Mganja village. Mathew will act as your personal guide, translator and best friend.  [url=http://theschoolofdreams.org/opportunities/paraglider_resources]Click here for more information on pilot resources.[/url]  [h2]The three opportunities are:[/h2]  [right:image:22592][/][b]1. Volunteer Instructor[/b]  You will spend one month or more, working one on one, with a young Malawian man or woman who dreams to fly as well. We will arrange their equipment and accommodation. Mathew will be available to support you as a wind technician or guide in the landing area. Students will be fluent in English.  [url=http://theschoolofdreams.org/opportunities/instructors]Click here for more information on instructing.[/url]   [right:image:22626][/][b]2. Volunteer Tandem Pilot[/b]  You will spend two weeks or more flying whenever you like, gifting tandem flights to the beautiful people of the Mganja Village area. We have a tandem kit on site, ready for you to use. You are also welcome to bring your own kit and fly solo when you choose.  [url=http://theschoolofdreams.org/opportunities/fly_tandem]Click here for more information on flying tandem.[/url]  [right:image:22438][/][b]3. Solo Pilot[/b]  You will spend two weeks or more flying whenever you like. There are options to fly in other parts of the country once you have flown Mganja for at least one week. Mathew will be able to accompany you if he has not already committed himself to supporting volunteers or other pilots in the Mganja area.  [url=http://theschoolofdreams.org/opportunities/fly_solo]Click here for more information on flying solo.[/url]  Space is limited so you are encouraged to [url=mailto:ben@theschoolofdreams.org]contact us[/url] immediately to express your interest. Mention which of the three opportunities you are interested in, as well as when you are available and your experience level. We will respond as soon as possible.

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