17 posts archive tagged with “general”

    African Vision Malawi launch events...

    There have been a few events to launch the new name of African Vision Malawi (previously known as The Landirani Trust) and here are some details about a couple of them... Ballon launch 1 On Friday 14th June, we had 18 children from 3 local schools and 1 local pre-school who joined us at the Fishponds Park,  to write their visions for their friends in Malawi.  These included: to have cleaner water… Read more

    It's our 8th birthday!

    Tuesday 23rd April 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of The Landirani Trust, now known as African Vision Malawi in the UK. Since 2005 African Vision Malawi has been helping children and vulnerable people in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. Our vision is to see a "healthy, educated and self-sufficient community in Malawi". With the support of many of you, we are are making progress… Read more

    From little seeds...

    Great news: the self-sustaining vegetable garden at one of our CBCCs was recently chosen for a Sow it Forward grant. Our proposal faced tough competition as the Sow It forward Program received over 920 applications from 11 countries for only 80 available grants. Landirani received $300 for seeds, books and money for gardening equipment. A big thank you to Sow It Forward for their help. Read more

    Bicycle ambulances go into service...

    Earlier this month (March), the installation and training for some of the new bicycle ambulances was done in two of our centres at Lumbadzi and Mlumbwira.  Fixon Phiri delivered the training and the community are very excited to have such a wonderful life saving resource at their fingertips. Further installations are planned, so no doubt there will be more photos in due course. Many thanks for all… Read more

    Bicycle ambulances on the move...

    Great news, the first part of the journey of the bicycle ambulances is the manufacture and delivery to our office in Lilongwe; this is now happening.  We shall be preparing the communities for their use and arranging for training before passing the bicycles on. Many thanks for contributing to this very worthwhile project and saving lives. Bicycle ambulance parts delivered Read more

    Our hopes for 2013...

    The following are our hopes for 2013...please click on the blue title link above to read on... Our hopes for 2013 Our hopes for 2013 Read more

    What’s In A Name?

    A competition for children in Primary or Secondary school... We are running a competition to re-name The Landirani Trust.  We are looking for something short and memorable that says something about what the charity does. We shall keep the name Landirani in Malawi where it means something, and keep it as a tag line in the UK. The name must not already be registered with The Charity Commission, see… Read more

    Volunteers wanted for eco-project in Malawi

    We are looking for volunteers to take part in our very first eco-project in Malawi 8th – 29th September 2012. Would you be interested? For the past ten years, AidCamps International has been taking groups of volunteers to developing countries to work on a variety of aid projects, which their fundraising helped to finance - but this is our first really ‘green’ project. We are planning the… Read more


    Don't miss your chance to own the most beautiful and truly unique handmade quilt photo Raffle Tickets only £1/ticket available through our online shop (see link above) Drawn 2nd July at Landirani Summer Indulgence Other prizes include: 'Viners' 5 piece knife set with cutting board A set of Coasters with slots for putting in photos 'Allfine' mini net book A pack of hand made cards Handmade Malawian… Read more


    photo From Cave Co-op: In the last few months one of our honorary ‘Cave men’, Steve James has been out in Malawi volunteering for our clients The Landirani Trust. He has been helping them with their feeding programmes, funding proposals, maternity units, childcare centres, vegetable gardens and project managing the Cave conversion of Landirani’s shipping container into a valuable library and… Read more

    Fantastic event at Tolworth Girls' School

    Once again Tolworth Girls' have surpassed themselves with the third annual event "Landirani Day" The girls had designed T-Shirts about Landirani and the water situation in Malawi which we judged on the day. photo Edward Davey, MP, attended the event to open it and made a fantastic speech about the importance of water for everything in life. He also judged the T-Shirt competition and had a wander… Read more

    School Partnership updates

    Click the images below to see the newsletters for the partnership exchanges last year... Newsletter 1 - April 2009 Newsletter 2 - October 2009 Read more

    Landirani ethical Christmas gifts and cards

    We have some fantastic ethical gifts that will genuinely make a difference to the people we support in Malawi. These are great Christmas gifts for your friends and family this festive season. We have our 2012 Christmas cards now available in sets of 10 with envelopes for just £5. See OUR NEW SHOP (top of the page) for all our gifts You can also access our gift list to the right of this page… Read more

    Thank you to Seeds for Africa

    We have recently been awarded £7,000 to continue our Reforestation project. It was Seeds for Africa who gave us our initial grant for the planting of the fruit tree orchards in our schools and they have given us this additional grant to ensure continued success in the reforestation of our area in Malawi. Read more


    On Friday 4th July The Landirani Trust, along with 23 schools and colleges from Surrey, attempted to set the Guinness World Record for "the largest footprint made from children's footprints". The message was to help the children of Malawi walk out of poverty as well as reducing our carbon footprints here in the UK as all money raised is going on our reforestation project. The day was a huge… Read more