Empowering Malawian youth through blogging and social media

Joyce Chisale works on her Facebook page at the blogger and social media training   © UNICEF/Malawi/2017/Chagara By Lulutani Tembo, UNICEF Malawi The first week of August 2017 was a spectacular week for some children and young people from Mangochi and Lilongwe. UNICEF hosted a bloggers training workshop in Mangochi to train youth on blogging, social … Continue reading Empowering Malawian youth through blogging and social media

Stories of resilience: Solar power keeps the water flowing for school, villages

Lucy collects water from a tap at her school, connected to a solar powered water pump  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara By Andrew Brown, UNICEF Malawi Following a good harvest this year, Malawi’s hunger crisis has eased for the time being. But it’s only a matter of time before the next drought or flood. This series … Continue reading Stories of resilience: Solar power keeps the water flowing for school, villages

Humanitarian drone testing corridor launched in Malawi

In July 2017, the Government of Malawi and UNICEF launched an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. The corridor is the first in Africa and one of the first globally with a focus on humanitarian and development use. It is centred on Kasungu Aerodrome, in … Continue reading Humanitarian drone testing corridor launched in Malawi

Billy village: setting a good example in sanitation

A child walks out of a toilet block in a village in Nsanje district © UNICEF Malawi/2012 By Doreen Matonga Located right at the Nsolo border with Mozambique, Billy village is abuzz with business activities. The long winding road has all manner of people both young and old coming in and out of the two … Continue reading Billy village: setting a good example in sanitation

Embracing good sanitation even at the graveyard

By Doreen Matonga Heading towards the graveyard at Nkhumbalume village is an extraordinary scene. In a place that is highly respected by many communities in Malawi are the usual thickets and the quietness of the graveyard. But in Nkhumbalume Village in Traditional Authority Mabvwele in Mchinji is a small structure just outside the entrance to … Continue reading Embracing good sanitation even at the graveyard