Join our team!

Join our team!

Stop Press! Exciting opportunity to join our team in Harrogate! Are you passionate about helping some of the world’s poorest children ? Do you have experience in working for charity? We are looking for a talented individual to lead our UK operation, supported by a fundraisig assistant and an active team of Trustees, in the capacity…

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Ezra’s Story

Ezra’s Story

In August 2015 we were overwhelmed with the amount of support that we received for our #backEzra campaign, raising money to send little Ezra to Europe where we hoped he would be able to have life changing heart surgery. Sadly, investigations found that it was not possible for Ezra to have the surgery, and so, after…

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Mending a Little Heart

Mending a Little Heart

The gift of life this Christmas for little Ezra Ezra’s story When Ezra Mkandawire was abandoned on the streets of Blantyre in January 2015, he was just eight months old. When babies are abandoned, we never know the circumstances leading up to their family’s tough choice. In Ezra’s case, we can only assume that his mother was…

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Ezra’s on his way to Europe!

Ezra’s on his way to Europe!

Now, thanks to the Chain of Hope Children’s Charity, an amazing organisation that mends little hearts, the cost of Ezra’s operation is covered and Ezra can look forward to a full and normal life.

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Response to Malawi food Crisis

Response to Malawi food Crisis

Open Arms has scaled up its programmes in response to the food shortage hitting Malawi. 190 families suffering from a shortage in food,  will soon be assisted with essential supplies from Open Arms Infant Homes. During our Outreach visits in the Southern Region of the country, early signs of malnutrition have been recognised, especially among…

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We’re backing Ezra – are you?

We’re backing Ezra – are you?

Join our Chain of Hope & help us Ezra for life-saving heart surgery Little Ezra has little hope of surviving past the age of ten, unless we can get him to UK for life-saving heart surgery, kindly paid for by the Chain Of Hope Charity. If we can’t get him there soon, his condition will…

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Run for Open Arms Malawi

Run for Open Arms Malawi

Can you make a difference?     Leeds 10K 12 July  – A fun summer challenge with a scenic flat course perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike! The route will take you in a loop through the centre of town and alongside the beautiful Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Read More. British 10K 12th July – This is…

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Thank You !

In January this year, the Southern region of Malawi received 400 percent higher than usual rainfall, causing the Shire River to reach its highest levels in 30 years. More than 1.1 million people were affected by the disaster and more than approximately 40,000 hectares of cropland were submerged by floodwaters. 230,000 displaced people were recorded…

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Iness and Cynthia; Double Joy!

Iness and Cynthia; Double Joy!

When twins Iness and Cynthia came to Open Arms in September 2013, Matron, Mrs Phiri,  pointed them out in our monthly staff meeting. She said “If we can help these twins survive it will be a measure of how good our standards are”. The twins came to us because their mother was mentally unwell. She…

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

The Children from Open Arms regularly receive treatment at Blantyre’s Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, for a range of illnesses including Malaria. This World Malaria Day  Louisa Pollock who is a consultant Pediatrician, gives us an insight into a typical day at the hospital and helps us to see why World Malaria Day is so important. “April 25th is…

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