The World Food Programme estimates that malnutrition costs Malawi US$597 million a year, or 10.3% of GDP. Education can provide a route out of poverty, but Malawi’s schools have amongst the worst teacher pupil ratios in the world. Over 70% of Malawi’s children do not progress to secondary education, because they need to help cultivate crops, care for sibling or bring in a family income.
Hello! My name is Nicole Loughlin, a 22-year-old from Ireland! Throughout the past year I have visited Malawi three times. The culture, the people and their kindness, along with my drive to make a difference and combat the developing/developed divide continues to lure me back to the ‘Warm heart of Africa’.
Support Open Arms through a six-day bicycle ride through the spectacular landscape of Malawi. On your journey, not only will you experience rural Malawi but you will have a chance to visit some of our projects.
It was a great pleasure to welcome Ashville College back to Open Arms this summer. A packed itinerary saw them helping in the Blantyre infant home playing with the children and getting to know more about what we do.