With one of the most infectious smiles in Blantyre, you could hardly imagine how life started out for Joseph. He was found abandoned on a hillside early last year. When social welfare took him into hospital staff found bruising on his neck and sores in his mouth suggesting that he had been poisoned before being abandoned.
A new computer classroom has been launched for the children of Open Arms Infant Homes. The project started from humble beginnings, when donated computers were used to help a boy named Aubrey who has cerebral palsy gain some literacy skills.
Annie’s House was made possible by the support of the Annie Lennox SING campaign, following Annie’s visit to Open Arms in 2011 and Edinburgh’s Stewarts Melville College who visit Open Arms each year as part of an annual expedition to Malawi.
Tsekwe House was bought in 2009 to give a home to Chikondi, Agness, Ephraim, and twins Sam and Eric. Tsekwe is the Chichewa word for wild goose, and the name comes from the Dutch trust who provided funding to establish the home.
Richmond House is a home to 6 children from Open Arms who all came to Open Arms as infants because they were orphaned. Their Foster Mother is Grace Kanguwa, who lives there together with her husband, who works as a security guard at a hotel, and two children.