Emily, Ben, and I got to celebrate Veterans Day at the Remembrance Day ceremony outside Cobbe Barracks with the 1st Malawi Rifles Battalion in Zomba! We learned a lot about the contributions and sacrifices of Malawian soldiers. I hope you enjoy the article, and please don't forget to hit that share button!
Fist fights and festivals, the Maidens know how to travel! We recently traveled to Mchinji, Malawi with a friend and got much more than we expected! Enjoy the newest article and please, if you like it, don't forget to like and share on Facebook.
A few weeks ago I accompanied an NGO out into the field to do observe their training program designed to keep girls in school and educate them on the dangers of early marriage, school drop out, pregnancy, and child abuse/neglect. This was a great training to witness! So nice to see people so committed to working with girls here in Malawi to focus on their education! Zikomo, ANPPCAN-Malawi!!
How do you provide safe water for an entire community, with a device that fits in a suitcase? WaterSteps M100 Chlorine Generator is how! If your interested in the technology I'm using in Malawi to purify water, please check out this post.
Moni nonse! Did you know that Chichewa, the national language of Malawi, is spoken by over 12 million people across four countries? I've been taking private Chichewa lessons for a month now and I wanted to do a post to talk about my progress and share some of my favorite words and phrases! For friends and family coming to visit, start studying!!
What does a chief in Malawi actually do? What roles do they play in the life of a village? How do they see their work and their position connecting to the broader political structure of Malawi? If you want to know the answers to these questions, go ask a chief! That's exactly what I did and this post is the result!
How far would you go to get an education? Literally. How far? Would you travel miles in the dark? Would you ford dangerous rivers with your books and uniform tied to your head? Would you skip meals for days? Would you sleep under the stars, exposed to wild animals and the weather? What is education worth to you? Read the story of Aaron Maluwa, Director of education programs for the Museums of Malawi, and learn a little more about what it can be like to pursue an education in Malawi. In this post I share Aaron's remarkable story of perseverance and I share a bit about my own experiences with education. The key lesson here is that education is empowering!!
Now that we are finally settled in Zomba, we can do our first blog post from Malawi! Here you can read all about the wonderful organization we've been working with for the past month: Malawi Matters. Learn about the history of the organization, they great work they do, our small role, and see some great photos!