Year: 2015


Nov
A Time to Reflect after 10 Years of the Kusambira Centre (Mwaya Community Library)
Previous RIPPLE Africa volunteer Donncha O Donnchadha has written about his time in Malawi and the opening of the Mwaya Community Library “A library opening in a rural part of Malawi would surely have a RIPPLE effect!” My name is Donncha O Donnchadha and I volunteered at Mwaya between...
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Nov
Book Worms at Mwaya Community Library
This blog is written by RIPPLE Africa volunteer, Nikki Luxford Mr Longwe works with two assistant librarians, Burton and Jaffet, and he said he loves his job because it ‘entertains different people’. He said, “Before becoming the head librarian I was a teacher, and this is very similar work,...
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Nov
The RIPPLE Africa Christmas Card is available…
…and they’re selling fast! The card depicts three of RIPPLE Africa’s environmental projects: fish conservation, fuel-efficient cookstoves, and tree planting & forest conservation and are from an original painted by Faston, a local artist at Mwaya, Malawi. The greeting inside reads, “With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New...
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Oct
Please can we ask for your vote?
We stand a chance of winning €30,000 for our environmental projects – but we need votes! We have applied for funding from The European Outdoor Conservation Association but we have some competition and it’s all down to votes! We would be so grateful if you are able to vote...
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Nov
Bra shopping in Malawi
This blog is written by RIPPLE Africa volunteer, Nikki Luxford If you read the post called Charity within a Charity you’ll know that the women in the Lowani Ladies Sewing Circle make sanitary pad kits. The profit is then spent on helping needy people in the community with basic...
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Nov
Going back to where it all began
This blog is written by RIPPLE Africa volunteer, Nikki Luxford Last weekend was a very exciting weekend as I returned to the south of Malawi to visit the villages where I previously volunteered. The long journey down to Zomba was definitely worth it on Saturday as getting the mini...
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