News: Malawi

Two Thousand Happy Feet in Malawi Malawi
Apr 21, 2015 -

Why are these children showing off their shoes? 

Let Your Life Fight Poverty: How One Mission Trip Changed Liz's Everyday Decisions Malawi
Mar 30, 2015 -

The clouds grew thick, but the students from Big John’s School in Malawi didn’t pay any attention as they expertly lined up outside for their hot meal. Suddenly it started pouring, a cold, heavy rain. The students didn’t budge. 

Their First Job Interviews: High School Grads Prepare for the Real World Malawi
Mar 24, 2015 -

Rabecca’s hands shook a little as she straightened her collar and prepared to walk into the interview. She knew and loved the COTN staff member who would be on the other side of the door, but she had never had a formal job interview before. “I was so nervous,” she laughs. 

Lighting Up the World: A Family Ties Two Distant Schools Together Malawi
Mar 11, 2015 -

“Helping kids in Africa” might be a vague concept for most American children. But for 6-year-old Camrie Ingram and her 8-year-old sister Mattea, it’s real. Those kids in Africa are now their friends. And now, because of them, a whole school in Lake Stevens, Washington, is connected to a school in Malawi in a very unique way. 

Christmas Photos from Malawi Malawi
Jan 9, 2015 -

Thank you for making this such a great Christmas for our children in Malawi!

Sponsors Keep Steven's College Dreams Alive Malawi
Steven knew he needed sponsors to help send him to college.
Dec 24, 2014 -

We spent Friday in the village of Mgwayi, for what COTN dubs “cultural immersion day.” Our team split into pairs, and each pair was matched with a family. We spent the morning with a little girl named Aida and her mother, plus a rotating cast of cousins and neighbors who made their way in and out of our circle that morning. Our mission that day was to simply spend time with this family, learning a bit about the rhythms of their life.

A Sponsor's Perspective: God Is Working through Child Sponsorship Malawi
Dec 10, 2014 -

I’ve wanted to sponsor a child for a long time. I made excuses about the money and the timing, and I wondered if my small contributions could even make a dent in such enormous issues as poverty and injustice and limited access to education.

How Esther's Sponsors Gave Her a Vision for the Future Malawi
Before coming into COTN's child sponsorship program, Esther says, "I was living
Nov 20, 2014 -

Esther is a senior at COTN’s International Christian Academy in Malawi, where she loves studying science. It’s her last year of secondary education, and she’s hoping to follow up high school by training to be a nurse. Her aim is to bring healing to the sick in places where proper medical attention is difficult to reach. 

Dorothy Tells You What Clean Water Means to Her Village Malawi
Nov 10, 2014 -

Fourteen-year-old Dorothy is all too used to skipping school. Before a well was installed near her home in Chirombo, Malawi, she and the other girls in her village spent the majority of their time fetching water for their homes.

Passing on the Education: How a Former Sponsored Child Gives Back Malawi
Chifundo on his last day at Lilongwe Dairy Limited, where he monitored the elect
Nov 4, 2014 -

Chifundo’s father died in 1997, leaving his mother to care for his family alone. Chifundo was still in primary school at the time, so his education was free. The problem was food. His mother could only do casual labor as a source of income, which didn’t earn enough to feed Chifundo and his family consistently.