Monday 7 December 2015

Social accountability as a stepping stone for the Priority Campaign—experiences from Malawi

Sitting in the district council hall on that hot October morning and listening to members of the Mwanza District Nutrition Coordinating Committee (DNHA) taking turns to describe how late they receive their monthly funds from Central government and how the figure continues to decline month in, month out, one conclusion came to mind—fair financing goes beyond the figures that government publishes in the pink book—the national budget. Fair financing is about how timely that money is disbursed to district councils and how adequate it is to implement planned activities.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Save the Children Attends the 2015 Mother's Day Fun Run

On 17th October 2015, Save the Children participated in the 2015 Mother’s Day Fun Run organized by Nation Publications Limited (NPL). The race has been running since 2005, with the purpose of enhancing safe motherhood in Malawi – particularly with support of neonatal healthcare equipment to the Government.  As part of its social responsibility, NPL uses funds and donations accumulated from this occasion to assist hospitals and health centers in need around the country.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

International Literacy Day: Nutrition and Literacy, Two Lanes on the Same Highway to Sustained Development

Reading and writing—they seem like very simple skills, don’t they? If you are reading this you have probably answered yes but 775 million people will disagree with you. These are the people that according to current global statistics lack minimum literacy skills.

September 8th is international day of literacy. It is a day that serves to remind the world about the importance of literacy, its status today and how that consequently affects our society.

Thursday 30 July 2015

Norad Framework Project (Quality Learning and Accountability) Launched in Grand Style

On Thursday, 16th July 2015, Save the Children officially launched a Norad Framework project-Quality Learning and Accountability in style. The colorful ceremony took place at Ligowe Primary School in Neno district. 

Monday 13 July 2015

2015 Race for Survival: Save the Children Collaborates with the Mount Mulanje Porters’ Race

This year’s Race for Survival saw Save the Children’s global event find its way to the scenic, Likhubula Valley in Mulanje District, towered over by Malawi’s breathtaking, Mulanje Mountain. The event on Saturday, July 11th partnered with the annual Mount Mulanje Porters’ Race, the renowned Lake of Stars festival and NBS Bank as the main sponsor – as well as other partners. With the partners hailing from different backgrounds the event was sure to amass significant publicity – bringing together over 2500 people, plus generating national spotlight thanks to the media present.