Tuesday 1 February 2022

Embracing inclusion in Malawi

Community Based Care Centre Caregivers have been trained to embrace inclusion

When Peter was born in the town of Mzimba in northern Malawi eight years ago he was that precious little gem to his parents.

Monday 24 May 2021

Keeping Girls’ Dreams Alive

Joyce Buleya* was only 14-years-old when she fell pregnant in the midst of her Standard 8 class year. Confused and conflicted, her dream of becoming a nurse suddenly dimmed before her as her options dwindled.

In Malawi, a vast majority of pregnant school-going teenagers drop out of school due to a number of adverse factors, although the government policy is to readmit them back into the fold as soon as they deliver.

Thursday 20 May 2021

2021 Global Action Week for Education: A Call to Action to Improve and Increase Public Financing for Education in Malawi

Now more than ever the Universal Human Right to Education is in danger. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the education of more than one billion children across the world and has aggravated the existing global education financing crisis. This has upended the education sector and greatly threatened the progress of the entire Sustainable Development Agenda and specifically Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4).

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Radio Programme Keeps Learning Alive Amid COVID-19

Emily keeps learning for her children active amid COVID-19 with the help of the interactive radio programme

In a small homestead in Jali, in the deepest parts of rural Zomba District in southern Malawi, Emily Leston conducts an afternoon class with four pupils, taking them through their paces.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Math textbooks bring joy to students and teachers in Mwanza

9-year-old Emilida was all smiles after receiving a Math textbook from her teacher at Mphande Primary School in Mphande Education zone, Mwanza District. Her face shone brightly with joy even when chatting with her fellow grade 3 friends under a tree during break time.