Family meal times in the foster homes

Family meal times in the foster homes

Sitting down for a meal together is an activity that many families enjoy. The same is true in Malawi and one of the great things about the foster homes is that as the children grow up, they have this opportunity.

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Collavoce – Sounds of the Cinema IV

Collavoce – Sounds of the Cinema IV

Collavoce choir combines a passion for revisiting and revitalising the music they perform with their eclectic folio of musical theatre, jazz and folk. This evening promises not disappoint! Under the lead of their musical director Catherine, Collavoce have made a speciality of taking on The Sounds of the Cinema.

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A marriage challenge for two

A marriage challenge for two

Sharon volunteered with Open Arms for three months in 2004. Her experience of our work and our people has meant that she has kept us close to her heart ever since.

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Anyone for science?

Anyone for science?

Edmund has raised over £10,000 for the children of Open Arms by compiling and adjudicating his quizzes which are posted on our website every January.  The subjects have been varied from ‘Food of Love’ to Science.

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Your Annual Newsletter is ready to download

Your Annual Newsletter is ready to download

It has been a year of change at Open Arms with our new Director Charlie McCaulder, new Administrator Helen Hinde and new Matron Rex Mbewe starting in Malawi. We’re also delighted to welcome Jasmine Leitao to our UK team to join Judith Rudolf as a Fundraiser and Claire Collins who started as Fundraising Manager at the end of last year.

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Becky’s Volunteer Story: A new side to Malawi

Becky’s Volunteer Story: A new side to Malawi

The next year I arrived in Blantyre on a three week trip with Kingswood School. From reading a bedtime story to Ephraim in Harrogate House, to swimming in the freezing cold pools on Mt Mulanje, elephants in Liwonde NP and getting covered in mud making bricks in Mangochi, it was an amazing experience. Although this trip only scratched the surface.

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Celebrating Volunteers Week: A new nursery school

Celebrating Volunteers Week: A new nursery school

All the staff at the home did make me feel so welcome and helped me with anything I needed. All of them make you feel like a part of the Open Arms family in Mangochi and nothing is too much trouble.

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Celebrating Volunteers Week: Meet Andrea

Celebrating Volunteers Week: Meet Andrea

I met Neville and Rosemarie Bevis many years ago, when they moved to Malawi to take over the running of Open Arms. I was fascinated by the project they were about to undertake, and followed it closely through the local media. I promised myself I would go out to Open Arms when I retired.

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Sharing our story

Sharing our story

Schools have played an important part of making Open Arms Malawi what it is today, so we were delighted to have the chance to speak at assemblies for three schools connected with us.

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