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We are a Malawian local registered NGO working to create lasting change in vulnerable communities in the Chikwawa district of Malawi.
We partner with local support groups and organisations to deliver community education and projects in four core areas:
1. Health and Agriculture.
2. Education & Gender.
3. Community Radio programmes
Our current projects are:
1. HIV & AIDS-We work with different support groups;these are individuals who openly declared their status that they were found HIV Positive. These groups do Agriculture and Village Savings. We offer lessons on nutrition,Business Management,Palliative Care and good farming practices to the support group members.
2. Early Child Marriages Reduction-We are working to reduce early marriages and pregnancies among adolescences in schools.
3. Early Child Hood Education in Pre-Schools'
We offer a number of volunteer opportunities where you can lend a helping hand to the community and learn about the inner workings of a grassroots NGO.
4. Community Radio Station. We are establishing a community radio in Chikwawa district of Malawi. The Community Radio Station will aim to provide a platform for the concerns of the rural communities in order to explore solutions that will enhance their livelihoods. We believe that its station will fulfil an important gap, by prioritising and enabling inhabitants to raise and address issues that affect them directly.
A community radio is the most affordable, participatory and effective medium to reach people in remote rural communities and enable them to voice and address a vast spectrum of issues between distant communities sharing similar challenges. The content would offer awareness programs on key matters of interest through transmissions focused on: gender equality & human rights; health & safety; democracy & good governance; education & youth empowerment; rural agriculture & climate change; disasters, emergencies & humanitarian assistance
We are looking for skilled volunteers to support us in setting up a full Community Radio Station.
Volunteer with us and you will have an unforgettable experience while making a difference in the lives of Malawians in need. While staying with us in the “Warm Heart of Africa” you will also get to experience traditional Malawian life and immerse yourself in the HIV & AIDs.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreBénévolatProjets artistiquesPratique d’une langueCompagnie pour pers. âgéeEnseignementBricolage et projets de constructionAide dans une fermeBaby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
It will be an unforgettable experience - you will get to engage in Malawian life, learn more about our culture, share your knowledge and get to know and learn from the locals. You will also have a chance to make a difference in the lives of some of the poorest people in Malawi. Volunteering can be a great way to build confidence, develop personally, learn new skills or even just develop old ones.
Projets impliquant des enfants
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The Lower Shire, where we are based, is one of the poorest regions in Malawi and there are many areas in which volunteers are needed. Let us know what your interests and skills are and we will build a volunteer program for you through our own programs or through programs of local affiliates such as schools, youth clubs or HIV support groups whom we regularly work with.
Volunteers can offer their help as a teacher and assist in a Pre-school. Your input will be a great help and much appreciated as schools are often under staffed and lack resources. Experienced teachers are particularly welcome.
You can assist program staff with training and awareness activities on issues such as: water, sanitation, hygiene, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, gender equality, child marriage prevention and youth development. Availability of this work will depend on which groups are active at the time and will be tailored to fit the specific needs of the group.
Volunteers can work with our farm clubs to provide training in improved farming techniques and compost making as well as business and marketing. You will have the chance to experience what life is like for subsistence farmers in Malawi.
As a small NGO, we are always in need of an extra pair of hands in the office. In addition to working in the field, a large part of running an NGO is spent at the office. If volunteers are skilled and interested in volunteering at the office, they can help with writing and editing proposals, research, carrying out fundraising activities, assisting with online marketing, updating social media and website design in addition to their field volunteering tasks. Skilled photographers or film makers can also contribute by making promotional materials for our local NGO.
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Volunteers will stay with a host family which is a great opportunity to experience the unique culture of Malawi. When staying with a host, we will ensure you are safe and well looked after. Your food will be prepared by the family and you will receive three meals a day. Chikwawa is one of the poorest regions in Malawi and many people struggle to feed their families so we ask volunteers to pay $5 a day towards their food as we want to ensure you are well fed.
If you would like to explore other parts of Malawi while you are here, there are a variety of things to do on your time off. Majete Wildlife Reserve and Lengwe National Park are both easily accessible from Chikwawa - wildlife viewing can be done from a game viewing vehicle or on a bushwalk for the more adventurous. You can climb Mount Mulanje the highest mountain in Malawi (over 3000m) or go hiking in the Zomba plateau. You can visit Lake Malawi - relax by the lake, go kayaking or snorkelling! Or you can stay in Chikwawa where you can experience village life and culture, enjoy Malawian music, dance and learn some traditional cooking.
Most international flights go to Lilongwe International Airport. However, it is also possible to fly to Chileka International Airport, near Blantyre, our nearest city. From Lilongwe you can get an executive coach to Blantyre, which takes approximately four hours. Whether you fly into Lilongwe or Chileka, a member of our staff will meet you in Blantyre and escort you to Chikwawa, using the local mini-buses.
Volunteers are responsible for arranging their own visas for Malawi, travel insurance and travel vaccinations. We recommend that volunteers take malaria tablets while here as Chikwawa is a malaria region; these should be attained before your visit.
Please bring culturally appropriate clothes (women should wear dresses, skirts or trousers below the knee) and clothes with light material, as it does get very hot in Chikwawa.
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Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
Maximum 4-5 hours a day; 5 days a week
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Exactitude du profil:
I was a nutrition intern, while my fiance was a volunteer for 8 weeks. I’ve worked with HIV support group members, while Adam was creating media content and launching the new website. We had the impression, that due to COVID-19, the situation at the organization and among the locals was a bit different now, and that their
While they were here, they helped us to formulate survey questionnaire for the People Living With HIV & AIDs especially on the part of stigma. They had an opportunity to interact with members of Support Groups
I want to start by saying that I have a new family in Malawi now. I stayed with a host family that I totally adored. They have a big piece of my heart now! It was very hard to say goodbye.
I worked on the design of a office building and a vocational
Life in Chikwawa is different, for once the standard of living is far lower, so don't expect a western standard of living, especially if you are doing a homestay, which I would really recommend btw (Greetings to Joshua and his family).
Furthermore here are to big cultural barriers, which
I was lucky to help the organisation in alors all the projets : girls empowerement, youths empowerement, work with HIV & AIDS group. I tried to give to these people as much as they gave to me. We exchanged a lot about our different cultures and I tried to
There you will be able to meet local people, understand their lives more deeply than the news we heard about Africa, live part of the conditions they are used to and enjoy the happiness and self-expression of such an incredible people. Anderson, Joshua, and the whole staff made me feel
He is the first person to take pictures/videos and edit at the same time for our organization. Malawi is currently using his pictures/videos to do fundraise towards different projects.
Apart from his
I signed up to be a photographer/videographer for the organization, but ended up having the opportunity to do more than just that. It's a very rewarding learning experience for me.
The organization has many projects that volunteers can be
You inspired me personally with your music talent. Your music is so sweet and I hope to meet you again for a team work in music. Our little Faith
This is a small NGO with plenty of opportunities to get involved in projects, office work or other areas where you feel comfortable fitting in.
Jak & Lil have been working in adminstration especially proposal development. They have been also working with our youth clubs,Go Girls Initiative and Tikondane where they were delivering lessons. Jak & Lil bought a ball for the Go Girls which
Our time at work was a nice mixture of work in the office and visiting the projects. We helped out with writing and editing proposals for
All the NGO members are super nice and help you with whatever you need. So is the host family and you also have privacy in the house.
I really enjoyed my time there and you have also lots of time to go to Blantyre or
Thanks again Emma and
The opportunities you get when volunteering are
Thanks on what you are still doing for us even you are away.
Be blessed Ane
Stay blessed Tomoa and continues doing the good work.
We encourage to do the same where you are going.
Miss you Becky stay blessed wherever you are going.
You are so special Jade, Keep it up for your hardworking.
Thanks so much
We cannot wait for someone to ask us to give an acknowledgement for your
The breadth and depth of the work they are doing really is making a difference in the local community. I can't recommend the experience highly enough to others considering visiting and Chikwawa.
Life with the host family also gives a great insight into day-to-day life here, they were
Enjoy your journey way back home to USA.
Than you so much Alice for visiting us.
Your support has enable people to learn new experience people are doing in the world.
We were in charge of three projects into 3 communities : teaching in a pre-school, animating in a youth club, and creating a fundraising page for a Farm Club.
For us, it was
On behalf of our organisation I would like to you for your support you did for us in Chikwawa-Malawi. We really enjoyed you and your service, we missed you.
Your support still in use at the community and Office.
To those wish to know more about our community you can ask us or Lorraine she was like as Malawian lady.