News: Malawi

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.

A Father's Perspective on Child Sponsorship Malawi
Tim hopes he can go back to Malawi and see Staniel again soon.
Oct 14, 2014 -

As Tim Pelczar listened to his friend describe the struggles of the children he’d met in Malawi, Tim couldn’t help but think of his nine-year-old son, Christian. What if Christian didn’t have enough food? What if he couldn’t go to school? Would someone help his son? “As a father, you don’t want to see any child suffer,” Tim says. 

Dispelling Cultural Myths with a Children's Book Malawi
Oct 8, 2014 -

Kari Freeman took a deep breath and kept her head down behind the curtain. The audience— more than thirty Malawian children with special needs and their caretakers—sat completely silent. Kari tried to stay focused on her part in the puppet show, but she was nervous. The children had never heard a story like this before. Would they understand it? Would they like it?

Photos from Summer Camp in Malawi Malawi
Summer camp in Malawi
Sep 10, 2014 -

Summer camp in Malawi was great this year! 

Because so many sponsors gave generously, every child in COTN's care got to enjoy games, Bible lessons, crafts, and other fun activities. 

Building Roofs and Relationships in Malawi Malawi
Sep 4, 2014 -

I have been in Malawi for four days, and it is now time for our team to begin our assigned project: replacing roofs for families in the village of Mgwayi. I am straggling behind our team when I arrive at a roofless home a little larger than my living room.

What My Sponsored Kids Mean to Me Malawi
Aug 18, 2014 -

Child sponsorship is an interesting thing. In my more cynical of seasons I saw it as something to do to make yourself feel better about the fact that you have excess and others don’t. Perhaps that’s because of the guilt-trip commercials that always catch me off guard. 

10 Things You Might Not Know About Malawi Malawi
Jul 17, 2014 -

There is plenty to love about this warm-hearted country. Although Malawi is still one of the poorest countries in the world, it is a beautiful place with an interesting history and culture. Enjoy learning about your sponsored child’s homeland!

They Are the Reason I am Here Today: Steven's Sponsors See Him Through College Malawi
Jul 15, 2014 -

Brenda Wilson was in church the night when missionaries Chris and Debbie Clark announced their plan to care for orphaned children in Sierra Leone. That was almost 20 years ago.