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Motherwell (Scottish) volunteers help build Classrooms for Malawi

Posted on 22 Aug 2013 at 7:24am

A group from Motherwell were among a team of volunteers who helped build and renovate 16 classrooms for Malawi schoolchildren in just two weeks.

James Kelly, Fr Stephen Reilly and Tony and Barbara Begley travelled with a group of 27 volunteers to the impoverished South-East African country to work for the charity, Classrooms for Malawi.

The non-denominational charity were established in 2012, with the aim of improving the basic teaching environment for Malawi children by building and refurbishing classrooms.

The charity believe education…

US AIDS Agencies to Improve Health Care Services in Malawi, a five-year effort has began

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 at 8:06pm

U.S. agencies that work to fight HIV this week began a five-year effort with Malawi’s government to improve health care for Malawians infected with the virus.  The program – targeting seven districts across Malawi – aims to build on the country’s success in combating HIV/AIDS.  The United Nations says that from 2001 to 2011, Malawi reduced infections by 72 percent, more than any other country in Africa.

Spearheading the new program is a non-governmental organization, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Malawi is touted as the first…

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