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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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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Biston’s New House Thanks to Fabio Grandin

Biston’s New House Thanks to Fabio Grandin

Fabio Grandin visited Open Arms in 2009 as part of a DePuy Johnson and Johnson group. Whilst he was visiting our Managochi home he met a little boy called Biston. In September 2015, prompted by one of our e-newsletters, he got in touch to find out how Biston was and if there was anything he needed.

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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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The Bower Effect

The Bower Effect

When Zoe Bower first volunteered at our orphanage in Mangochi, little did she realise that within three years, she’d be back on her honeymoon, surprising staff and residents and seeing for herself the effect of the incredible £10,000 she has raised, in part thanks to the kind donations of her wedding guests. Here’s her story…

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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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Malawi Floods Update

Malawi Floods Update

THANK YOU! With your help we have raised a fantastic £5979.20 through our emergency appeal. We can’t thank you enough. This is what we have been able to achieve with your donations; ·       Provide emergency lighting and bottled water when there was no water or electricity ·       Fix the damaged roof at Open Arms in…

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Seventh Feeding Station Opens in Mangochi

Seventh Feeding Station Opens in Mangochi

On Friday 24th October, members of the Board of Open Arms Malawi UK joined with local officials including Chief Kung’umbe for the opening of our seventh Nursery School / Feeding Station. There are three feeding stations in and around Blantyre, one in Ulongwe, and this is the third in Mangochi District. The new school, which is…

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Thoko Moves To Blantyre

Thoko Moves To Blantyre

Thoko was brought to Open Arms Mangochi as a tiny baby on the day she was born, 16th July 2010, following a traumatic delivery. Sadly, Thoko’s mother didn’t survive, and complications during the birth meant Thoko herself experienced some damage to the area of the brain responsible for controlling muscles. Thoko was immediately given the…

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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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