News: Malawi

Sponsorship Saves Bezita from Becoming a Child Bride Malawi
Bezita (left) with some of her friends from COTN's school
Mar 3, 2014 -

If it weren't for you, 14-year-old Bezita says she would be married by now. In her remote village in Malawi, basic resources are scarce and parents often marry their girls off young in hopes of finding someone to support them. 

God Chose My Sponsored Child for Me Malawi
Chelsea planned on choosing a child to sponsor when she went to Malawi.
Feb 18, 2014 -

Almost everyone on Chelsea’s Venture Trip to Malawi already sponsored a child there. At the team meetings and on the flights over, they gabbed cheerfully about what it would be like to reunite with their sponsored child or see them for the first time. But not Chelsea. She still didn’t know who she was there to meet. 

My Day with a Malawian Family Malawi
Feb 6, 2014 -

Today I visited with a family in what is called cultural immersion training. I, along with my translator, Steve, went to visit a young mother named Lenia. She and her husband have three children—two daughters and one little boy. With Steve's help, we asked questions back and forth. That visit was nice, but it was only part of the adventure. 

Checking in with Malawi's Future Leaders Malawi
Mtisunge grew up in the deeply impoverished village of Mtsiliza
Jan 27, 2014 -

Right now in Malawi, you are helping 36 young adults make their way through college. These young people are studying hard today so they can transform their nation tomorrow. A few of them would like to share with you what their goals are and how your support is helping them reach those goals.

The Long Walk to School: Pilirani's Story Malawi
Pilirani (center) and some of her friends from COTN's secondary school
Jan 14, 2014 -

The walk to school was long and dangerous, and Pilirani was only in first grade. Government primary schools are free in Malawi, but they are limited, and this was the closest one. "It was very hard to walk," Pilirani recalls. "We had to pass by a bridge to get to school, which was very difficult when it was raining. The river would flood, and I remember one day we were stuck because we could not get across." 

Thank You for Giving Joy in Malawi! Malawi
The children in each village enjoyed a nice Christmas meal
Jan 9, 2014 -

Thank you for making this Christmas a special one for the children in Malawi! The children in our Village Partnership Program and in our Children’s Homes had a lot of fun activities and great gifts this Christmas, thanks to you. 

Lifted Up from the Dust: Davie's Story Malawi
Davie says of his sponsors, “It’s like they have lifted me up from the dust."
Jan 3, 2014 -

In Malawi, in the dusty fields of Chirombo village, few things are certain. The sun may scorch the freshly planted earth, the rain may flood the seeds out of their furrows, or the two may combine at just the right levels to produce a bountiful harvest. 

Malawian Students Enjoy Learning about Who They Are Malawi
The team is hoping the personality test will help students like Flora
Dec 26, 2013 -

It was almost too good to be true. Seniors at the International Christian Academy, COTN’s secondary school in Malawi, were told they had to take a test, but they didn’t have to study for it and there was no such thing as a wrong answer. 

A Chat with Our First African College Grad Malawi
Today Aness is having an impact on Malawi’s next generation by teaching
Nov 25, 2013 -

Graduating from university is quite an accomplishment for anyone. But for an orphaned girl in Africa, it’s downright amazing. 

Rebecca Says Thank You for the Laptop Malawi
Rebecca is studying to become a teacher.
Nov 19, 2013 -

This fall, Rebecca began her second year at Livingstonia University in Malawi, where she is studying to be a teacher. She just received a laptop, thanks to generous people like you. She would like to express her gratitude for this incredible gift: