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How I will make a Malawian themed meal

How I will make a Malawian themed meal

I’m so glad that Make a MEAL of it will give me a good reason to make a Malawian themed meal for my friends.

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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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It’s always a busy day in our Blantyre kitchen

It’s always a busy day in our Blantyre kitchen

There are big bowls of the maize and soya porridge for the toddlers and small bowls for the babies over six months. Some of these are enriched with a peanut butter supplement or eggs for babies who need extra care.

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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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Eighth nursery school set to open this October

Eighth nursery school set to open this October

We’re delighted to announce that our eighth nursery school will be opening in October in the remote village of Mtsinje near Mangochi.

Set up in rural communities, our nursery schools provide a hot meal and a morning’s education for around 60 children. This helps prevent malnutrition, gives them a safe place to go and builds a good foundation for their education.

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Can you help?

Can you help?

Open Arms is looking for a volunteer to help with book keeping. We are a small charity with big plans for the future. And as we grow our so does the administration that supports us!

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