Rosemarie’s House

About Rosemarie’s House

Rosemarie’s House is the most recent of our 4 foster Houses. It is also the largest and home to 9 children. It was purchased in 2009 and named in memory of our late director Rosemarie Bevis. Rosemarie and Neville moved to Malawi in 2000 to take over the running of Open Arms, but Rosemarie tragically lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer in 2006. We are delighted to be able to name Rosemarie’s House after a truly inspirational lady.

We are extremely grateful to supporters Peter and Carol-Anne who raised the funds needed to renovate the house to a high standard.

Rosemarie’s House receives further support from a very special family in Australia, who like Carol-Anne and Peter, raise funds for to supprt the House. You can read Warren and Beck’s story here.

The children attend Ladybird International School, together with the Rose’s House boys.

 

 

Children at this house

Edina
There’s no stopping Dalo

There’s no stopping Dalo

Child sponsorship is a way in which supporters can provide a regular monthly gift for a child at Open Arms, and it is this kind of reliable income that gives us the confidence to go beyond the day-to-day; to make decisions and plan for their future.

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.

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.

School visitors make a lasting impression

School visitors make a lasting impression

Each year we very much look forward to the scheduled visits from our partner schools, as the students, without exception, arrive overflowing with enthusiasm, energy, compassion and a real desire to learn and make a difference to the lives of all those connected with Open Arms. This year we were once again taken aback by the sheer determination, positivity and spirit of the young people who came, and their endeavours have left a tangible and lasting impression on all those who spent time with them.