Our team continue to monitor the cases of coronavirus in Malawi closely with local medical experts. The infant homes and family homes have been locked-down for three months now, homes, outreach and support for our older children continues but slightly differently.
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.
Lots of little steps can add up to huge changes and this is especially true reading this year's newletter from Open Arms. Looking back on some fantastic work from the team in Malawi and the support that underpins this around the world, Read more here!
This year has seen Dilys Taylor, our long serving Treasurer in Malawi, retire after 22 years of carefully keeping the books and payroll for Open Arms Infant Homes. Here, she reflects on the charity and how she got involved.