Toilets and clean hands for all: Key to saving lives

Washing hands after toilet use is now a routine that ensures that no one is left behind in sanitation and hygiene © UNICEF Malawi/2019/BPhumisa By Blessings Phumisa, UNICEF Malawi In the lakeshore district of Karonga in northern Malawi, cholera[1] took away eight precious lives in 2018. Diarrhoea, caused by poor sanitation and hygiene, and unsafe … Continue reading Toilets and clean hands for all: Key to saving lives

Funo Langa campaign launched to support poor students

It was a historic evening for girls in Malawi on Wednesday 5th December at the Mt. Soche hotel in Blantyre. Dignitaries from different sectors in the country gathered to be a part of the Official Launch of the fundraising campaign for the Girls Secondary Education Trust Fund. The Trust Fund referred to as “Funo Langa”, was set up to provide access to quality education for vulnerable students in Malawi, particularly girls.

Water scarcity is affecting students at our school

Mphunzi Community Day Secondary School is in Pinji village in Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza district. The school lies at the bottom of Mphunzi hill and is very close to Mphunzi health centre. The school has a shortage of water. This negatively affects us, students. There is only one borehole available which caters for students, teachers and the surrounding community. Unfortunately, sometimes it dries up and students have to wait for long periods of time until it water starts again. Lack of water means that there is poor sanitation at our school.

Life at Nankhali primary school

I am Chimwemwe Phiri, a standard eight student at Nankhali primary school. I live in area 44 in Chochola village, which is under Traditional Authority Tsabango in Lilongwe. I  was born in poor family and I have faced many problems. In our family we are four children, two boys and two girls and I am the first born and the last born is Michelle.My mother is a shopkeeper. I would like to be a nurse or doctor when I finish school.