Their start at Open Arms has enabled their survival and development in many ways, including protecting against stunted growth, which affects 50% of under-fives in Malawi. They have developed strong social skills and having access to medication has allowed the team to treat early problems before they develop into anything serious.
At the time Cameron was only coming up on 13 so he was too young to come along but before we left he had decided he wanted to help so, as well as helping with the fund raising for the projects we worked on he also wanted us to organise for him to sponsor a child from the Open Arms.
Jeremy Stokes is cycling Prudential Ride 100 in August this year, in aid of Open Arms Malawi. In his third blog post, he writes about the reality and the anticipation of his forthcoming cycling challenge
The smiles of the children you help at Open Arms will stay with you long after you return home. Volunteering is an opportunity to help vulnerable children who appreciate the care, and see the amazing difference this makes. You will develop your skills, experience a rich African culture, explore Malawi, and meet some great people.
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!