Open Arms Malawi
Open Arms Malawi is dedicated to raising funds to support vulnerable children, their families and their communities in Malawi. Since we were established in 2000, 100% of our funds have been directed to Open Arms Infant Homes, a separate and independent trust based in Malawi.
As a small, part time team, we work hard to raise awareness and funds that are essential to Open Arms Infant Homes and the other projects that they are involved with in Malawi. Our team is made up of Claire Collins, Fundraising Manager and Fundraisers Jasmine Leitao and Judith Rudolph.
We are fortunate to be supported by many dedicated volunteers from all across the UK who help with events, communications, administration and much more. A board of nine trustees provide governance for our UK operations, making sure we raise funds compliantly and that the money sent to Malawi is used effectively.
Open Arms Infant Homes
Open Arms Infant Homes have a team of over 100 care givers and other staff who work tirelessly to care for and support children, families and communities in southern Malawi. They are joined by many local and international volunteers, who generously give their time and expertise.
The operation is run by Director Charlie McCaulder, Matrons Eniffer Chilunga (in Blantyre) and Rex Mbewe (in Mangochi) and Senior Matron Mrs Phiri (also in Blantyre) . Roselyn Kalawa and Rashid Gama, the local administrators help to keep the homes running smoothly.
This leadership team is overseen by a board of trustees in Malawi which is incorporated under the Trustees Act and is a registered NGO in Malawi.
A voluntary board in the USA (Open Arms Infant Homes Malawi USA) and Open Arms Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling in the Netherlands, also provide funding for Open Arms Infant Homes.