Remote Malawian community sees a drone for the first time

Children watch a drone demonstration in Thipa village, Kasungu  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Andrew Brown By Doreen Matonga, UNICEF Malawi The central meeting place of of Thipa village, in Malawi’s Kasungu Province, was a hub of activity as the buzzing sound of a drone drew a crowd of curious onlookers. As a hard to reach rural village, … Continue reading Remote Malawian community sees a drone for the first time

Drones: remote school highlights challenges of rural education

Children learn under a tree outside the local church, while exams are on at their school © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Andrew Brown By Doreen Matonga, UNICEF Malawi The mood at Katayanthona Primary School was subdued during exam season, without the usual scenes of children running around and shouting. It was so quiet that visitors almost felt guilty … Continue reading Drones: remote school highlights challenges of rural education

Drones: village health worker describes issues facing rural clinics

Amidu holds a consultation at his village health clinic in Kasungu District  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Andrew Brown By Andrew Brown, UNICEF Malawi Thipa village in Kasungu Province is typical of rural Malawi. It’s a group of small mud brick houses nestled in the shade beneath tall trees and surrounded by maize and tobacco fields. The village … Continue reading Drones: village health worker describes issues facing rural clinics

Flying high over Malawi: my time working with drones

Matthias and community members watch drone footage on a laptop  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Owen Cardew By Matthias Boyen Living and working in Malawi has always been exciting. As a student in conflict and development, I came to the country to conduct research on street vendors and organization structures in the markets. Three years later, I find … Continue reading Flying high over Malawi: my time working with drones