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Praise’s Story

Praise, pictured below, was born in 2010 and spent time at Open Arms Infant Homes when her mother died of heart failure. After a short stay at Open Arms, Praise successfully returned to live with her two siblings and Aunt in Blantyre.


When she was old enough, Praise started Open Arms Namalo Nursery School to continue her learning. She is supported by ongoing sponsorship and our team continue to monitor her care. She is now in Year 2 of Mwai Primary School and her school reports show that she is performing very well academically. Her life and prospects have been transformed thanks to your help.

Open Arms Namalo Nursery School has been supporting young children like Praise since 2003. More than 900 children have passed through the doors. It is being led by Ivy and Cathy who have 17 and 9 years of teaching experience respectively. Last summer 32 children graduated to move onto primary school, while 5 children remained at the nursery. 

The daily meal of fortified porridge which children receive can be their only meal of the day. By placing education and nutrition side by side, nursery schools like Namalo are making crucial interventions to improve health and education statistics in Malawi and create success stories like Praise.

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