It’s been a busy few weeks with lots of new arrivals…

It’s been a busy few weeks with lots of new arrivals…

Our volunteers are always struck by the loving way that new babies are welcomed into Open Arms…a small party arrives, lead by the social welfare officer, usually a guardian or two, and a little wrapped up bundle. Matron Rose Phiri or Matron Ennifer settle them down for the formal registering and before you know it…

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Welcome to our new Fundraising Manager

Welcome to our new Fundraising Manager

When I saw the role become available at Open Arms I knew this was my chance to make a tangible difference to real people’s lives, by developing a communications strategy that will connect us with even more supporters, enabling us to provide sustainable support to even more children, thereby developing a new generation of healthy, well-balanced and educated young people, who in turn will make a difference to the economic future of Malawi.

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Meet our newest arrival: Joseph

Meet our newest arrival: Joseph

Meet our newest arrival. This beautiful little boy has been named Joseph by the staff at the local hospital where he was taken after being found abandoned and in need of medical care.

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2 New Admissions on 1st April

2 New Admissions on 1st April

5 month old Chisomosteven had been looked after by his grandparents since he was born. On the same day 9 month old Anastanzi was admitted. Her mother had diedAnastanzi sq in October due to HIV related complications and sadly Anastanzi is also HIV+

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Three new arrivals + 1 more!

Three new arrivals + 1 more!

March the 8th was an eventful day, when the Social Welfare Department of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, delivered to us three tiny new babies.

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Welcome Prisca and Frascisca Malidadi

Welcome Prisca and Frascisca Malidadi

We were delighted to welcome Twins Prisca and Frascisca Malidadi at Open Arms on 23rd January 2015. The one year old twins arrived with their Aunt and a Social Welfare Officer malnourished and underweight. Prisca was just 5.3kgs and Frascisca 7 kgs. Their Aunt, who was caring for 14 children cried with relief when she…

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2015 a second chance at life

2015 a second chance at life

  January 2015 has brought 3 new babies to Open Arms. Twins Ikita and Jazakar in Mangochi and Ezra in Blantyre. We received news of another pair of twins due to arrive with us in Blantyre last week, but due to the flooding and damage to the roads they have been unable to reach us to date. The…

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Mwaiwawo is given the chance to be a child again

Mwaiwawo is given the chance to be a child again

Imagine being 12 years old and having to look after 1 year old twin sisters. Imagine that you also have to look after your Mum as she is paralysed and unable to look after you – the way it was meant to be. Yesterday we met Mwaiwawo, and that was her story. She is 12…

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New Hope for Chifuniro

New Hope for Chifuniro

Two-day old Chifuniro Talandira arrived at Open Arms Mangochi this week, weighing a healthy 3.5kgs, and already he has stolen the hearts of our house mothers. Being so young, Chifuniro still needs round the clock care, but, as his mother struggles with mental health issues, sadly she is unable to provide this for him. Having…

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Welcome to Otto

Welcome to Otto

Not long after John left, the Social Welfare Office and Psychiatrist from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital arrived with a newborn boy. His pregnant mother was first noticed by a psychiatric nurse at Queen’s some weeks ago, as her behaviour was unusual. Otto was born on the streets of Blantyre and well wishers helped him and…

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