Posts Categorized: News from Malawi

Rammed Earth CBCC

Our latest build, the Rammed Earth CBCC, has now been completed, see pictures of the building work below (pictures of the completed building are in a later report).  Aid Camps International have funded this work and it was completed late September 2012.  They (ACI) had a group of volunteers who contributed to the build by going out in early September for 3 weeks and… Read more »

Bore Hole Repairs

Click here 2012 Jul MBC Interim report v2 for a report on repairs to bore holes in our area in Malawi, which has been funded by The Morden Baptist church.

Disability Register established

We now have a disability register! Beth Sheehan is a volunteer who came to Malawi two years ago and is a physiotherapist from Australia. She is putting together a disability register for us, so we can try to make referrals to help support this most vulnerable group in our area. This will feed into the… Read more »

New President for Malawi

Joyce Banda has become Malawi’s and southern Africa’s first woman leader in April 2012 when she stepped into the shoes of her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, after he died following a heart attack.  Ms Banda became Malawi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2006 and the country’s first female vice president in 2009. Ms Banda was hailed… Read more »

Maternity Unit Update

Reburbished unit about to open

Monday 19th March 2012 – The refurbished maternity unit at M’bangombe finally got beds moved in and will start to operate this week.  Unfortunately there is no bedding or mosquito nets and very little equipment.  Epsom College have kindly offered some bedding which will be taken over to Malawi in May.

First rammed earth building

We completed our first rammed earth building on the Landirani Training Village site in November 2011.  George Phiri (from EAT) came down from Nkhata Bay to teach 10 local people the technique.  7 men and 3 women were trained and all received a certificate at the end.  The dwelling was one main living area 3.5m… Read more »

Orphan Care and Social Welfare

  Orphan Care and Social Welfare  Work has started on a Community-Based Childcare Centreat Kafutwe in Mtema (using funds donated by the Allen and Nesta Ferguson Trust).   We now have 6 Children’s Corners up and running.  Four of the Children’s Corners have had additional training in the use of play materials which were donated… Read more »

Water and Sanitation

  Water and Sanitation Three deep wells with Afrodev pumps and washing areas have been installed as part of a partnership between Landirani Trust and The Rotary Club of Lilongwe.  These are at Msatayani, Chinyama 2 and Chipasula – all in TA M’bang’ombe.  A reciprocal funding application to Rotary International has now been approved, and… Read more »

Health

  Health We were successful in obtaining funding from TNM to purchase another 5 bicycle ambulances which have now been made by Sakaramenta in Blantyre and are ready to deliver to Lilongwe.  The training in the use of these ambulances will take place in the third week of March, after which they will be distributed… Read more »