Malawi

How are Teachers Able to Focus on Malawi's New Urgent Guidelines? Making Sense of MSCE, JSCE & Teacher Training

How are Teachers Able to Focus on Malawi's New Urgent Guidelines? Making Sense of MSCE, JSCE & Teacher Training

Teacher training workshops have started and are continuing this year. Dr. Zikani Kaunda, Story Time Vice President said, “It’s good that we have all the teachers on board, the progress will be demonstrated in the students’ performance.” Each teacher will have a plan of action, from today until the end of the term, to see what has improved in terms of students’ performance.

Chisomo’s Story: The Effects of Drought on Livelihood; How to Move Forward

Chisomo’s Story: The Effects of Drought on Livelihood; How to Move Forward

Chisomo is a previous Story Time participant in the Women’s Empowerment Project, and since graduating, has become a volunteer facilitator and learner guide for CAMFED on the topic of sexual health and reproduction. She feels that because she went to school, “maybe I should do business. I should do something on my own.” But her mall business is not without struggle, due to the recent drought.

Ms. Changuya Didn't Think She'd Be a Teacher

Ms. Changuya Didn't Think She'd Be a Teacher

As a primary school teacher who happens to live very close to the secondary school, Ms. Changuya generously started volunteering her home in 2013 as a safe space for girls to pick up pads from WEP and use a sanitary restroom. Learn about Ms. Changuya's path to teaching in this story.

[Video] How SSP Students are Selected for Sponsorship

[Video] How SSP Students are Selected for Sponsorship

Selecting students for the Standard Sponsorship Project is a long process that occurs each year. Within the first few weeks of the school year, students are permitted to attend school for a period of time without paying school fees. During this window of time, Story Time members assist with a 7-step selection process.

This Girl’s Story Will Give You Hope Today

This Girl’s Story Will Give You Hope Today

A few weeks ago, we covered the Youth Bubble in another blog post. We suggest reading it first, if you haven’t already, to provide context for the following story. This week, we’re sharing a story that illustrates the dire need for change in the way young people without resources, such as those from rural areas like our partner school, are facing a challenging future.

12.6 Million under 30: Why Malawi's Invisible Gen is Motivated

12.6 Million under 30: Why Malawi's Invisible Gen is Motivated

There is an “Invisible Generation” in Malawi. One that is virtually ignored. In Malawi, 70% of the population is under 30. This means an influx of youth coming into the workforce, bringing with them, dreams of innovation, entrepreneurship, and a better future. But that is not what is happening. There is a youth job crisis and a growing number of young laborers in need of work.

3 Energy Alternatives Bring Hope to Malawi

3 Energy Alternatives Bring Hope to Malawi

Malawi not only faces rising energy demand, but has insufficient power generating capacity, lacks investment in new generators, struggles with high transmission and distribution costs, poor power quality and reliability, and finally, heavily subsidized pricing, that is controlled mostly by the government. But there is some hope on the horizon.

Baobab: How One Tree Gives Life Mystery and Hope

Baobab: How One Tree Gives Life Mystery and Hope

This unusual tree looks like it has been planted upside down, and has many African tales associated with it. Today it’s being used for many different things, it is even considered a superfood. However, like many other species of plants in Malawi, the Baobab tree is endangered. The pressures of poverty force many Malawians to burn these increasingly rare trees for fuel.

Bright Futures, Warm Hearts: Welcome to Malawi!

Bright Futures, Warm Hearts: Welcome to Malawi!

“The children are our future” could never be so relatable to relatively young country like Malawi. With the average population age being 20 years old, these children are ready to do great things. The members of this community feel very strongly that the portrayal of helplessness, in the face of poverty, is not an accurate depiction of their reality.