“I started drawing with John Platt because we already had this [drawing] team but we didn’t have a teacher or things to do.” - Clement of Jacaranda School.
Since, 2013 John Platt (@howtodrawalion) has traveled to Malawi to teach the students of #JacarandaSchool as a part of his art education program for orphans and vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thank you John for giving kids access to art and working beside them to create these beautiful #murals! #raisingmalawi#children#art#artists#education
Last week we had the privilege to meet these cuties during our visit to Missionaries of Charity where we delivered supplies like food, diapers, and formula. Missionaries of Charity supports vulnerable children in #Malawi, supporting them and educating their families with the long-term goal of reuniting them with their families. #love#charity#caring#MissionariesOfCharity
In honor of #WorldWaterDay, we're sharing @wateraid's post about an inspirational woman from #Malawi! • • •
Dalia lives in Malawi and works as a water pump mechanic, an extremely important job. She is one of the women who keeps her district's taps flowing, cycling from pump to pump equipped with tools and expertise. With the money earned from the job she has been able to send all of her children to school and build her own house. #boldforchange#empowerment#inspiration#malawi#repost. Photo: @alexiawebster
There is no doubt the future patients of the #MercyJamesInstitute will feel all of the love that went into building and perfecting this facility as soon as they walk in. (Part 3) So proud to display the #art of the #JacarandaSchool students in #Malawi's very first pediatric surgery unit funded by @raisingmalawi and our AMAZING supporters. Please extend a branch & tag a friend in the comments below to share their hard work with someone you know.
"The meaning of life... can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can." - Paul Kurtz (Part 2)
This #quote seemed perfect for the feelings we have about this beautiful piece of #art we get to house in the #MercyJamesInstitute. Stay tuned to see all the beautiful people that made it happen. #raisingmalawi#inprogress#paint#art#artists#treeoflife
Everyone help us give a huge round of applause to the amazingly talented students from the Jacaranda School in #Malawi. We are so thrilled to be able to showcase the mural they are painting in the main entrance of the ICU Unit. Such incredible local talent that is helping us bring life to the walls and love into the hearts of all that come through. #raisingnmalawi#paint#paiting#mural#muralsformalawi#kids#talent
Another incredible #Malawian woman we’re shouting out!!
“My favorite thing is helping patients. Last year, I shadowed nurses in the labor and delivery ward, and made sure the rooms were prepared for delivery and monitoring the newborns’ vitals.” – Stella Janasi is studying nursing under the I Am Because We Are scholarship. When she finishes this semester, she will take her exam with the National Nursing Council and, when she passes, begin her career. Wish Stella good luck in the comments! 🏿 #internationalwomensday#malawi#riseup#wcw#opportunity#nurse
Be bold. Be fearless. Be empowered.
Sending love and courage to the women that do so much to make this world a more beautiful place. A world in which daughters grow up knowing they have the ability to do anything they put their mind to. These women who sacrifice so much to make the life’s of others better and filled with more opportunity. We thank you for the untamable spirit, and unrelenting tenacity of your will to never give up until things are equal and better for all. #internationalwomensday#love#adaywithoutawoman#movingmountains
#RMUpdate!! In 2012, Raising Malawi constructed 10 schools in rural Malawi. Since then, enrollment in the schools has grown by 16% to more than 6,000 students – 51% of whom are girls.
Locals call Lake Malawi the “Lake of Stars,” because fisherman light up the lake with their lanterns as they work the glassy waters at night.
Pc: Matt Floreen #lakemalawi#malawi#lights
The Amahoro Drummers performing at #Malawi’s Lake of the Stars Festival. The drummers come from the Dzaleka refugee camp, which opened in 1994 to provide sanctuary for those fleeing wars in Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The camp is now home to 25,000 people. The Amahoro drummers perform to stay connected to their native culture and educate people about the experiences of refugees.
Pc: Francesco/Francisco John Mpambe #refugeeswelcome#music#lifeinMalawi