News: Malawi

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Malawi Malawi
Girls with balloons
Jan 17, 2018 -

Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from Christmas celebrations at COTN–Malawi.

Diana's Story: Doing a Man's Job Malawi
Diana with picture frame
Dec 29, 2017 -
“Life was tough,” Diana says when she thinks about her time before COTN. She lived with her aunt and uncle, she often missed school because of chores, she was the last to eat (sometimes getting only her cousins’ leftovers), and she suffered harassment from her uncle. 
“I felt defenseless because there was no one to talk to.” 
From Orphan to Fashion Designer: Agnes' Story Malawi
Young Agnes
Dec 27, 2017 -

“See, I never thought I could become a designer. I thought designing is only for the smartest people; I think now I am one of the smartest people,” says Agnes.

Thank-You Notes from Across the World Malawi
We give thanks for education and life-changing opportunities
Nov 20, 2017 -

We have a lot to be thankful for this year, and you have been a key part of that!

Here are a few notes of gratitude from COTN and the children you have helped:

Malawi Families Improve Health Through W.A.S.H. Program Malawi
Oct 16, 2017 -

Worldwide, the leading cause of death for children under five is water and sanitation related diseases. In the communities COTN serves, that number continues to decrease thanks in part to the W.A.S.H. program, which educates families about three crucial areas of health—water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Want to see how it works? Here’s a peek into several of the villages COTN serves in Malawi. These families are embracing new methods and seeing positive results!

More Photos from Camp in Malawi (Leadership Camp) Malawi
Mountain top
Oct 5, 2017 -

Thank you for joining the team of people who made summer camps possible for students in Malawi!

Photos from Your Child’s Camp in Malawi Malawi
Fun with balloons
Oct 2, 2017 -

Camp photos are always fun. But this year’s camps in Malawi were special.

“You Don’t Look Like Someone Who Comes from There”: Alice Shares Her Story with Malawi’s First Lady Malawi
Aug 7, 2017 -

Alice Williams stared out of the window as the car rolled up to the large gated entrance of Malawi’s state house. She, along with COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, COTN graduate Francisco Kalima, and several other COTN staff, were here to meet Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika. 

Alice was here to share her story with the First Lady. 

“They Always Pray for People to Come”: Students Share Christ’s Love with Prisoners Malawi
May 22, 2017 -

“When I visited Bzyanzi prison I remembered how I used to live and how I was close to being like those boys in prison,” says Ireen Banda, a COTN University/Vocational student in Malawi.

Recently, as part of an outreach program for COTN University/Vocational students, students and staff visited Bzyanzi juvenile prison, located outside Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe. For the students and prisoners, the trip ended up being life-changing.

How Sponsorship is Transforming Life for Single Moms and Their Children Malawi
May 8, 2017 -

Happy Mother’s Day! Usually we tell you stories about how sponsorship is transforming children’s lives. Today, in honor of mothers everywhere, we want to show you how sponsorship is transforming the lives of moms too.