Tag: volunteer


May
Lennie Learns to Walk
Lennie is 12 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. When Matilda (Ripple Africa’s project coordinator) started to make regular home visits in 2017, Lennie was unable to walk or talk. Therefore, Matilda taught the grandmothers exercises to do with Lennie to help with speech and to strengthen her legs....
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Dec
When volunteers just can’t help popping back
It’s lovely having past volunteers pop into our Malawi headquarters to surprise us! Elizabeth volunteered in 2012 and was delighted to learn some of the skills and knowledge she imparted are still being used today. Hendrick has visited before too and they love Malawi so much they’ve been back...
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Jun
“Volunteer in Malawi and its beauty will take your breathe away”
Imagine that you have spent the day as a volunteer teacher working alongside teachers in a local school, assisting with lessons or helping with lesson planning. Or you may have assisted as a medical volunteer gaining valuable experience in the provision of medical treatment and care or supporting our...
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Apr
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. Data is collected on how many people use the...
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Aug
A return to Malawi to carry out research on international nutrition
After spending the summer of 2017 with RIPPLE Africa, Jess returned to the UK to start an MSc in Human Nutrition. We welcomed Jess back when she wanted to carry out research for her dissertation project within the topic area of international nutrition/humanitarian work. Here’s Jess’s story. In my...
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Jul
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 us, it was a little bit daunting traveling halfway...
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