News: Malawi

To My Dear Dad Malawi
Mphatso came to live in our Children's Homes when he was five years old
Jun 12, 2014 -

For Father's Day this year, we asked several of the children in our sponsorship program to tell us who they looked to as a father. Mphatso of Malawi lost his parents when he was four years old. But because of your care and support, he has a new family. An amazing couple who serve on staff at COTN treat him and his brothers and sisters at the Children's Home as their own.

Wordless Wednesday: Children Caring for Children Malawi
Children caring for children in Malawi
Jun 11, 2014 -

You see it all over Malawi: small children carrying smaller children. Sometimes they're just helping mom and dad. But all too often, they're filling the roles of parents who are out of the picture for one reason or another.

How You're Building a Sustainable Future in Malawi Malawi
May 20, 2014 -

Every day, 1,033 children in Malawi eat a nutritious meal at one of our children's centers. Each month, 171 liters (or 45 gallons) of sunflower oil go into those meals. And now, all of that oil is made right on our farm, with the new sunflower oil extraction machine that people like you helped provide!

Her Family’s Best Chance: Getrude’s Story Malawi
Getrude’s education gives her and her family access to better opportunities
May 19, 2014 -

It’s up to Getrude now. She may only be a high school senior, but right now she is her family’s only hope for escaping poverty. 

Cycling for Education: Team Sends African Students to College Malawi
“We did it! Three hundred and seventeen miles, all nine counties, four events"
May 12, 2014 -

What happens when four engineers, a writer, a teacher, a nonprofit worker, and a minister go on a six-day cycling trip? This isn’t the start of a bad joke! These intrepid cyclists toured Northern Ireland’s countryside with the goal of sending three African children to university. The trip turned out to be a ‘wheel’ success! The team has already raised money above and beyond their goal.

Representing the Voiceless Masses: George’s Story Malawi
Drought and disease have greatly contributed to the poverty in Malawi
May 9, 2014 -

The George who sits down for an interview today is no longer the struggling 10-year-old who first entered Children of the Nations (COTN) sponsorship program. Today he’s a healthy, smiling 20-year-old standing at the cusp of his future, eager to work as a journalist and help his fellow Malawians who suffer from extreme poverty. “I want to represent the voiceless masses,” says George, “and make their cries heard.”

God Made a Way Where There Was No Way: Alice's Story Malawi
Apr 21, 2014 -

Alice's mother died when she was three years old. "Since that day, my survival depended only on those who prayed for me and took pity on me, especially the COTN family," Alice says. 

Bible Studies Raise Up Leaders Malawi
A student receives a leadership award for her participation in SCOM
Apr 1, 2014 -

School just got out at the International Christian Academy, the Children of the Nations (COTN) secondary school in Malawi. But seventy-five of the students aren't rushing to get back to their homes or dorms. They are gathered in a large classroom with their Bibles by their sides, ready to hear the teaching of the day. 

How Sponsorship Made Me Beautiful: Christina's Story Malawi
The extra attention at COTN's remedial program has helped Christina blossom
Mar 21, 2014 -

No one thought Christina would be chosen. Only three representatives from the entire primary school were going to the reading competition, and eleven-year-old Christina was in the remedial class. 

New Girls' Hostel Officially Opens! Malawi
Mar 10, 2014 -

In February, after nearly nine months of construction, the girls at the Children of the Nations secondary school in Malawi, the International Christian Academy, were able to move into their new hostel!

All the girls were excited for their new space. In the makeshift building they were using, many of them had to double up on beds to fit everyone. Now, every girl has her own bunk!