News: Malawi

Lezitah's Story: Thank You for Giving Hope to a Hopeless Child Malawi
Aug 16, 2016 -

Children of the Nations is proud to present the story of Lezitah Madziayenda, a COTN graduate, in her own words. (Lezitah was recently featured in the summer issue of Beyond the Village, the COTN partner newsletter. You can see more stories like this by signing up for email updates.)

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: Ending the Hunger Season for Children in Malawi Malawi
Jul 28, 2016 -

Right now, Malawi’s annual “hunger season” is ravaging the country—the worst witnessed in nearly a decade after a lethal combination of El Niño flooding and subsequent drought. The impact has left 2.8 million people on the brink of starvation.

Saved from Slavery: Ava and Ethan's Story Malawi
Jul 19, 2016 -

When nine-year-olds Ava and Ethan* came to our Children’s Homes in Malawi, they had just escaped a nightmare. They were in the hands of a human trafficker.

Ava and Ethan didn’t know each other, but they shared the same heartbreaking story. Abandoned by their mothers, they lived with grandmothers who struggled to care for them.

How Can a Little Bar of Soap Be So Powerful? Malawi
Jul 5, 2016 -

“[I] am so afraid of cholera,” said 13-year-old Naphiri. “It comes when you eat without washing hands. The result of cholera may be death,” she added, terror overshadowing her usually cheerful face.

From Fatherless to Fearless Dreamer: Clara’s Story Malawi
Jun 20, 2016 -

What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? An astronaut? A veterinarian? All three?

Clara wants to be a judge or a professional journalist. She says she’s interested in these careers because she wants to judge cases justly “without corruption” and she wants to tell stories to “the whole world.” Those are big dreams for any teenager.

Photos: Children Receive Your Mail in Malawi! Malawi
Jun 16, 2016 -

Your Easter cards have arrived in Malawi! They’ve traveled from your house to the COTN-USA office, then halfway around the world to Malawi. And now they’ve made it into the hands of the children. 

Celebrate this Milestone with Malawi’s 2016 Senior Class! Malawi
Jun 15, 2016 -

We knew you’d wouldn’t want to miss celebrating with these high school seniors! On June 11, the International Christian Academy senior class celebrated the completion of their high school studies. Fifty-seven students participated in the ceremony this year. The festivities included singing, dancing, and a message from the guest of honor, Justice Chinangwa, a member of the COTN-Malawi board of directors and retired supreme court justice.

Photos from Christmas in Malawi Malawi
Jan 5, 2016 -

The 2015 Christmas celebrations in Malawi were a hit! Thanks to the generosity of their sponsors, the children in our Village Partnership Program, Children’s Homes, and the University Program had a wonderful Christmas.

For their Christmas party, the children performed skits and dances while a DJ played their favorite songs. They ate a special meal of rice and beef and really enjoyed getting to drink soda with their supper!

This year the children received new clothes for Christmas. They enjoyed modeling their new outfits for the camera.

New Mentoring Program Helps Teens Thrive in Malawi Malawi
Dec 4, 2015 -

If you walked by Children of the Nations’ high school in Malawi after school, you’d see an intriguing sight. Classes may be out for the day, but the students haven’t gone home. They are scattered across the campus in groups of twos and threes—under trees, in classroom corners, or leaning against the warm brick building in the afternoon shade—meeting with their mentors.

A Playground with Purpose Malawi
Sep 23, 2015 -

The team stepped off the bus and looked around at the huge, empty piece of land that would soon become a playground for the children in Chirombo, Malawi. Shannon Martin had been waiting to do this project for two years.