Support from 15 year old Cameron allows Boyce to return to the heart of his family

Support from 15 year old Cameron allows Boyce to return to the heart of his family

Boyce came to Open Arms in November 2011. He arrived at just 6 months old and had lost his mother, contacted chicken pox and was only a gram or two above his birth weight. His father, who lived in a rural village 60km from Blantyre, sought help because he, like many other subsistence farming families, was struggling to cope financially and had three older children to care for.

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A special little boy

A special little boy

Whilst his health and heart condition is unpredictable, his move up to Harrogate House shows that he has moved past the baby stage and is ready to learn new things and lead a normal life.

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On outreach with Mrs Phiri

On outreach with Mrs Phiri

Mrs Phiri, Kondwani and I set off from the home loaded up with maize at around 8am to be greeted by busy Blantyre roads, with a variety of cars, people, animals and potholes to navigate. I’d definitely jumped in at the deep end! Once we got out of the city though we passed village after village. There was so much to see I could barely concentrate on driving or the potholes!

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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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Joseph approaches a huge milestone

Joseph approaches a huge milestone

With one of the most infectious smiles in Blantyre, you could hardly imagine how life started out for Joseph. He was found abandoned on a hillside early last year. As you can see, Joseph looks really well; he has reverted back to his beaming, sociable self again. He is a lovely little character to have around the home, and we look forward to watching him grow and sharing his progress with you.

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Mrs Phiri and Kondwani go above and beyond

Mrs Phiri and Kondwani go above and beyond

When we saw the malnutrition levels on our Outreach visits at the start of the year, we quickly ordered emergency food supplies to help. The team are now starting to deliver it to the 200 children and families we support through our Outreach programme.

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London Pub Quiz Planning

London Pub Quiz Planning

If you’d like to meet for a drink or get involved with planning you could join us there on January 23rd at 6:30.

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Goodbye Message from Neville

Goodbye Message from Neville

Seventeen years at Open Arms Infant Homes is the longest period of time I have ever spent in one place… the history of Open Arms and its growth has been well documented, but I would like to offer one or two personal thoughts and impressions gleaned over the last nearly two decades…

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What a difference a year makes!

What a difference a year makes!

We have seen some incredible milestones in 2016 and our children have made some tremendous achievements. Here we look back on some of our most memorable stories from the year.

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Open Arms Appeal

Open Arms Appeal

It is heartbreaking to hear Eneles’s uncle explain how hard he works to provide food for this beautiful little girl and the seven other children he looks after.

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