It remains our intention to provide a safe place for vulnerable infants to survive and thrive before returning as healthy toddlers to live with their families.
Your help allows us to work in partnership with communities so that they can provide effective early childhood development to allow children to realise their potential.
Over half of the toddlers in Malawi are stunted by malnutrition and one child in sixteen doesn’t make their 5th birthday. Sustainable support within communities is essential to changing these figures. that is why it is our ambition to grow our community work and make sure that toddlers can return home and continue to thrive. The work of the Open arms teams, our partners and your commitment makes all of this possible. Thank you.
His life has now been turned around after a difficult beginning.Read his story to see how we helped.
Since 2000, over 700 children have been referred to our infant homes and been given round the clock medical care and support. Many of these babies would have died without this help.
At the same time our community outreach work (made up of outreach visits and creating nursery schools) has benefitted over 6,000 children and this number is growing too.
This year's community work has been dominated by our floods response following following the devastating Cyclone Idai.
Read about our latest work here.
Opening our ninth community nursery school. Supporting the government strategy of early childhood development.
Read the details of our end build round up.
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