Tag Archives: Malawi

Volunteers helping volunteers

Former medical volunteers support Malawian volunteer nurse, Winnie who has become a valuable member of the Kachere Health Centre team. Kachere Health Centre offers medical care to a large catchment of around 26,000 people and they’re pretty much always busy. … Continue reading

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International Day of Forests

Today is International Day of Forests, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests. The theme for 2019 is ‘Forests and Education’ and we believe education is key in all our projects. In Malawi, Africa, deforestation … Continue reading

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Creating the Next Generation of Readers

The RIPPLE Africa Community Library at Mwaya continues to provide local people with a brilliant selection of books including novels, local language books and textbooks. Head librarian Barton and his assistants John and Vitu had a busy 2018. 3,088 borrowers … Continue reading

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Royal approval for Force at the Tusk Awards

Congratulations to Force, Country Director for RIPPLE Africa, on being a 2018 finalist of the Tusk Awards for Conservation in Africa. The Tusk Conservation Awards celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields and … Continue reading

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Kade and Emma’s Volunteer Story

Teaching volunteers Kade and Emma have written a story about their time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. With incredibly limited volunteering experience behind … Continue reading

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Sibongile’s Volunteer Story

Volunteer Occupational Therapist Sibongile has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. Going to volunteer in Malawi, Africa with … Continue reading

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Emma’s Volunteer Story

Volunteer teacher Emma has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. Teacher Training, Adult Literacy, Single Tasking and Community … Continue reading

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World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21 November around the world, highlighting the importance of fishing for food, income and pleasure. A recent United Nations study reported that more than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished or are … Continue reading

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Physiotherapist Melissa’s Volunteer Story

Recent volunteer physiotherapist Melissa Loubser has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. The world, and especially Malawi, is … Continue reading

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A Visit to RIPPLE Africa

Nkhata Bay, Malawi 21st-26th September 2017 This was my first visit to Malawi and RIPPLE Africa (RA). During a two and a half hour drive north from Lilongwe paralleling part of the western shoreline of Lake Malawi, which is 560km … Continue reading

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