School groups continue to be central to the Open Arms community and we have enjoyed partnerships with schools such as Ashville College, Kingswood School, George Watson College, Lancing College and Stewart's Melville College (ESMS) who have given tremendous support over the years.
We are grateful for each and every individual who chooses to take time to share news from Malawi and champion our work to bring life changing benefits to children in Malawi.
Explore our pages:
- On our Global Citizenship page, you'll find activity ideas, lesson plans and an overview of what global citizenship means, how you can use its principles in your classroom and how it guides the work we do.
- On our Support for Teachers page, we have created fact files, lesson ideas and printable resources for teachers that can help support education around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a snapshot of Malawi in 2022, malnutrition and how we can support your fundraising goals.
- On our Working with Open Arms Malawi page, you'll find details about how we can work in partnership together with your school to support learning and fundraising, and you'll find different options of engagement that range from long-term sponsorship of a child to the sponsorship of a nursery school or family home. You can also find out more about how we can visit your school, deliver Q&A's or offer presentations and talks on Malawi.
What teachers say
Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale “Our friends in Malawi are absolutely thriving, and we have gained so much, in so many ways. Raising funds has been a daunting task, but at the same time a real pleasure. The trick has been to mobilize the whole school community. Supermarket bag packing, quizzes, afternoon teas, sponsored walks, Christmas craft stalls, you name it, and we’ve done it!” Pete Weston
Stewarts Melville College, Edinburgh “We have seen that bringing the global dimension to Citizenship and lessons across the full breadth of the curriculum can enrich educational experiences and outcomes for young people, helping them to challenge stereotypes, respect cultural differences, and raise their global awareness.” - Gavin Park
You can read more about the support of schools over the past few years by checking out our blog here, where some of our schools got creative in their fundraising activities! You can also read about one of our biggest fundraising events by Downe House School in our blog.
Join us to learn about Malawi and see how you can help. When everyone does a bit, it’s amazing what we can achieve.
Get in touch
Want to find out how your school can get involved?Contact us