Posts Tagged ‘children’

Campaigning Scots schoolgirl Martha Payne set to move to Malawi after raising £130,000

Posted on 01 Oct 2013 at 1:45pm

SCHOOL meals blogger Martha Payne and her family are ready to up sticks for a year and embark on an African adventure.

A SCOTS schoolgirl who raised £130,000 to feed African children is on the verge of moving to Malawi for a year.

Martha Payne and her family have been so impressed at the impact of the money that they are ­planning to live there.

The 10-year-old, from Lochgilphead, Argyll, made headlines last year when she was banned by the local council from posting pictures and ratings of her school…

Ukulele Concert planned for Malawi

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 at 11:27pm

When a plane touches down in Malawi this time next month, Wellington teenager Moana Leota will be an odd sight in an already colourful country.

As other visitors flip through their guide books, the 13-year-old singer will be hauling a bag containing 10 ukuleles.

But first the St Catherine’s College pupil needs to raise more than $6000 for the flight.

She will get…

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Midwife App and solar-powered, portable, backup medical system to save lives in Malawi

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 at 11:02pm

Grand Valley State University students are making a difference in the Republic of Malawi, Africa, by creating a midwife application to assist in birthing, as well as a solar-powered, portable, backup medical system for when power goes out in the clinics.

The midwife app gives digital access to the book “A Midwife’s Guide” written by Mary Sommers, a certified professional midwife and the cousin of Star Swift, an associate professor of management at GVSU.

“Originally we were going to just help my relatives put the book up on a web site,” Swift said. “Folks from both Steelcase and Google told…

Video – Aer Lingus UNICEF Ambassadors visited Malawi in January 2013

Posted on 01 Feb 2013 at 1:28am

Aer Lingus UNICEF Ambassadors visited Malawi in January 2013 to see the impact of the funds raised from generous Aer Lingus passengers. Since 1997, Aer Lingus cabin crew and passengers have raised over €15 million to help change the lives of vulnerable children all over the world.

Family planning key to slowing Malawi’s population explosion

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 at 7:39pm

(IRIN) – The waiting area of a clinic in northern Malawi’s Nkhata Bay resembles a kindergarten, with dozens of children running around or tugging on their mothers’ skirts. On average, each woman at the clinic has four small children with her.

Among them is Lillian Nasenda, who, at age 45, is pregnant with her eighth child. She dropped out of school when she was a teenager after becoming pregnant with her first.

“I cannot…

Renewable Resources lights up Malawi school

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 at 6:50pm

Malawi schoolchildren are now able to work by electric light thanks to UK solar firm Renewable Resources.

The Scottish company, headquartered in New Lanark, decided that it was the company’s duty as an environmentally-friendly organisation to give back and so partnered with Spirit Aid, a humanitarian relief organisation founded by Scots actor David Hayman.

Eleven solar modules were installed at a local school in Mphata-Mildone, Malawi. The PV panels are connected to batteries in order to power the school as a stand-alone building. The system provides off-grid lighting…

Richard Hopkins’ Malawi Project

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 at 6:41pm

Richard Hopkins is currently a student at Mohawk College in Canada taking Financial Services.

He finished school in April and, at this time, will be starting his career as a Financial Advisor in the Hamilton and surrounding area!

Students at Mohawk College and, in particular, the fourth semester students of the Financial Services Program, have partnered together with The Rotary Club of Hamilton to put together this exciting charity project! The Malawi Project is a grass-roots effort working alongside Malawians to bring about more self-reliance, a better life, an improved healthcare system, a…

Malawi Video: WHY 10 women die every day giving birth

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 at 12:36pm

Malawi is one of the countries in Africa south of the Sahara where maternal mortality is the highest. The main reasons are the long distances to health facilities, lack of trained health personnel and poor equipment. If these inadequacies were put right, the numbers of women dying would be drastically reduced.


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World Vision disburses $135mn to improve welfare of children in Malawi

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 at 5:31pm

World Vision Malawi Chairperson, Justice Rizine Mzikamanda said during the launch of a strategic plan in the capital Lilongwe on Wednesday that during three years of implementation, the organisation would make a measurable contribution to improve the well-being of over one million vulnerable children and indirectly impact the lives of another two million children.

“We are optimistic that by the end of the planned period, the welfare of these children will be greatly improved because most of the programmes are to do with the under-privileged children,” he said.

Some of the activities include enhancing school-feeding programmes, improving literacy and child education, and…

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A young fundraiser has celebrated turning 13 by visiting Malawi

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 at 10:05am

A young fundraiser has celebrated turning 13 by visiting the African school he has supported by refusing birthday presents since he was six years old.

Charlie Doherty fulfilled a persistent dream by travelling to Malawi to meet children receiving assistance from Mary’s Meals, a charity helping hungry kids which has received £20,000 through his own considerable efforts.

The youngster, whose birthday was on Monday 14 January 2013, was given the surprise trip as a Christmas gift by his mother, who announced the news to him when they reached the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales as part…