A typical day for our Blantyre Administrator

A typical day for our Blantyre Administrator

There’s usually a couple of babies that are awake and in their bouncy chairs and I love stopping for a little chat with them, and then having a quiet peep in the nurseries at the littles ones still sleeping peacefully.

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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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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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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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Volunteers Story: Rebecca Clough

Volunteers Story: Rebecca Clough

I visited to Malawi for three weeks in August. My first week was a wonderful week of volunteering at Open Arms in Blantyre. I can say that those three weeks were the most memorable and absolutely fantastic time of my life so far. I had never been to Africa before, and (ignoring the cliché!) loved every second.

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Fundraiser Judith Rudolph Joins Mrs Phiri on an outreach visit

Fundraiser Judith Rudolph Joins Mrs Phiri on an outreach visit

Our Fundraiser Judith Rudolph, is traveling in Malawi with her own family, introducing them to the work of Open Arms. Whilst at Open Arms she had the opportunity to join Mrs Phiri on an outreach visit…. “On the 13th August I spent a wonderful but tiring morning with Mrs Phiri on Outreach visiting children who…

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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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