Mussa’s home village, houses one of our community owned nurseries and feeding stations. When he returns home, Mussa will be able to attend for a daily meal of protein-rich porridge, early education and a secure place to learn. His development will include sensory skills, basic hygiene and socialisation with his peers.
“For children in the low-income countries, early learning is a springboard allowing them to catch up with their more privileged peers. Preschool education gives them more chances to do well in primary school later, continue through secondary school, and eventually find work with a better pay”. Global Partnership for Education. At Open Arms, we believe the same.
We need to raise £6,525 to fund five preschools in Malawi for one year - providing safe access to education and a daily meal for 411 children. Throughout the first week of December, any support you can give the The Big Give will be doubled to help us reach this life-changing goal.
We want to launch our own virtual fundraising event and we want to do it in partnership with you, our supporters. Whether it’s running, cooking, crafting or hosting a virtual event, let us know what kind of challenge you’d like to see. Our survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete and will help steer us in the right direction as we plan this brand new event.
COVID 19 might have put the world on lockdown, but at Open Arms, our overarching aim to build brighter futures for Malawi children remains. This year's newsletter brings you some of the stories that your support is making possible.
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.