Thursday 13 July 2023

Empowering Cyclone Freddy Survivors to Rebuild Lives, Regain Hope

  Mpemba stands beside her newly built house, funded by the proceeds from a cash transfer

Life was the only valuable Mary Mpemba had to salvage when Cyclone Freddy induced floods hit her home in March 2023.

“It was a disaster. It happened at night. We were caught unawares. Priority was to save my family. Nothing more,” she says.

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Empowering Children through Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Development

Children enjoying their time on the swings at Chimwemwe Community Based Child Care Center (CBCC)

For years, the scenic muddy and thatched classrooms at Chimwemwe Community Based Child Care Centre (CBCC) in Mzimba district stood as a symbol of tradition and nostalgia. However, their vulnerability to leaks during rainy seasons had become a pressing concern for dedicated caregivers, parents and children.


Wednesday 31 May 2023

Inclusive Education Initiatives Yield Positive Results

Learners at Kaphuta Primary School during a lesson in the Resource Room

Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of children with disabilities enrolled at Kaphuta Primary School in Mzimba district. In 2021, the school enrolled 80 and in 2022, the figure rose to 97. Currently, the school has 101 learners with various forms of disabilities.  

Thursday 25 May 2023

Helping youths out poverty, one skill at a time

Passover (L) at her garage with one of her employees

When she was impregnated aged at 16 years in 2019, Passover Ngwara was destined to become a statistic—a promising young girl who got pregnant, dropped out of primary school and fell into the vicious poverty trap. A typical rural Malawian story that replicates itself across this country.

Thursday 25 May 2023

Nutrition provides a way out of poverty for divorced mother of 7

 "Right now, I am able to send my children to school and also feed them on a daily basis without bothering anyone"

Divorced with seven hungry kids to feed, 37-year-old Grace Emmanuel typified poverty in its perfect form.