Hon. Dr. Kaliati

Global forum on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion off to a good start

A much-anticipated Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Learning Forum has officially begun in Lilongwe, Malawi, with delegates from 11 countries exchanging ideas and best practices. Presiding over the opening ceremony of the conference, Hon. Dr. Patricia Kaliati, Malawi's Minister of Gender, Social Welfare and Community Development applauded World Vision for its impactful interventions implemented across the world and the continued spirit of learning. 

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Tropical Storm Ana threatens children’s education and dreams
Life after disaster

Floods threaten children’s education and dreams

When Yamikani went to sleep at his grandmother’s place, all was well. Before he left, he and his siblings had eaten nsima (a mix of maize flour and hot water) for supper, prepared by their mother. Earlier in the day, his father had helped him with his mathematics homework, assigned by teacher Banda in his Standard 2 class.

But that was the last time he would be in his father’s house again, as floods induced by Tropical Storm Anna swept through his village, washing away everything on their way to the Shire River.

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Sixteen-year-old Blessings and 12-year-old Gloria are Members of Parliament for Dowa North and Lilongwe City East, respectively. They were elected during a SADC Child Participation Forum virtually hosted from World Vision's Malawi Office in Lilongwe on Saturday, 15th January 2022. Blessings and Gloria will represent Malawi for the next one year in advancing child-related issues at the regional platform. They both pledged to advocate for swift collective action in addressing challenges facing children in the

Meet the children selected to represent Malawi at the SADC Parliament

Sixteen-year-old Blessings and 12-year-old Gloria were elected during a Southern African Development Community (SADC) child participation forum virtually hosted from World Vision's Malawi Office in Lilongwe on Saturday, 15th January 2022. Blessings and Gloria will represent Malawi for the next one year in advancing child-related issues at the regional platform. They both pledged to advocate for swift collective action in addressing challenges facing children in the SADC region.

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Learners from around Mangochi district
Protecting children from malaria

Children, Global Fund laud World Vision’s IRS campaign

Malawi's Country Coordinating Mechanism, a local body that oversees implementation of Global Fund grants in Malawi, along with learners from around Mangochi district, have commended communities in Nkhata Bay, Balaka and Mangochi for embracing the Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) campaign towards ending malaria.

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World Vision unveils ambitious strategy in Malawi
Keeping our promise

World Vision unveils ambitious strategy in Malawi

World Vision's new strategy is a roadmap that seeks to transform the lives of 6.5 million vulnerable children in Malawi.

Building on the work that we have done in Malawi since 1982, we will maintain implementation of interventions across all 29 districts of Malawi through sponsorship and other grant-funded projects.

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Malawi President commends World Vision for championing effective interventions

Malawi President commends World Vision for championing effective interventions

Malawi President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has commended World Vision for championing youth-centred mindset change and other impactful interventions in the country. In his remarks, the President singled out World Vision's support in the fight against malaria as the organisation has safeguarded nearly 2 million people from malaria in Mangochi, Balaka and Nkhata Bay districts where an Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) project is being implemented.

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Malawi female parliamentarians rally behind campaign to end child marriage

Female parliamentarians rally behind campaign to end child marriage

In an event held at Chigodi Community Day Secondary School in Lilongwe, parliamentarians including the Speaker of the National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara, challenged girls to rise above their fears while also pushing teachers to do their best to give all children a chance. Attired in different school uniforms, reminiscent of their schooling days, the 28 female Members of Parliament (MPs) told children stories of how they overcame adversity to attain their goals.

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World Vision urges for uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in Malawi

World Vision urges for uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in Malawi

As an organisation, World Vision believes that the development and introduction of safe vaccines is key to protecting the world's most vulnerable people and restoring hope and livelihoods.

At a recent event attended by councillors, traditional leaders, civil society groups and the media in Ntcheu, World Vision encouraged uptake of the vaccine in order to give their villages a chance of building back and improving children’s lives.

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Children in Malawi face several obstacles including poverty, high levels people living with HIV and AIDS and frequent exposure to Malaria. Additionally, with climate change, worsened by deforestation, Malawi has become prone to disasters, leaving an already poor population much poorer.

This landlocked country, is bordered by Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Since 1994, Malawi has been a democracy and held elections. However, the economy has not grown fast enough to lift people out of poverty.

Our teams have been working in Malawi since 1982. We partner with local actors and the Government to improve the well- being of children, especially the children and the most vulnerable.

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8.9 billion

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Coping under the new normal - Malawi's Children

Surviving a pandemic: How are children in Malawi coping in the COVID-19 era?

COVID-19 poses a grave threat to children in Africa and the rest of the world, both because of the severity of the disease, and its secondary impacts.

Hear from 10-year-old Vanessa from Malawi on how the pandemic has changed life in her community. 

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Child marriage is an evil and a crime. It pushes children, especially girls, into poverty and sometimes death. It can and must be stopped.

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