Malawi 2023 - Three of our students are just waiting to sit their end of year exams in July. They are all in Form Four. How they do will determine what comes next. All three are hoping to go to higher education so there is a lot riding on this.
2023 - At the start of every school year there are a number of young girls and boys starting secondary school for the first time. Clarissa is part of the new intake. She lives with her grandmother in the Southern part of Malawi and is keen to do well in the years ahead.
2023 - Nelson was on our scholarship program and when he finished secondary school, he went to South Africa for training in wildlife and conservation. Today he works for African Parks as a Researcher and Ranger in Malawi, based in Liwonde Park, and, after several years with the company is on a firm career path.
Blantyre Malawi 2023 - On the left in black is Debola. After completing secondary school with us, she went on to study nursing at Chancellor College with a focus on mental health. Today she works at a hospital in Blantyre and says she treats many suffering from trauma following Cyclone Freddie.
Summer 2023 - Olipa, seen here in pink, with friend Debola (photo on left) and Gillian. After her great showing at secondary school, we are now supporting Olipa at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences where she is studying for her BA.
2023 - just a year ago Chememwe was interviewed to work at the Mvuu Lodge and Camp in Malawi's Liwonde Park. 12 months and he is doing really well and radiating confidence while gaining experience. So happy for him.
2023 - my partner Symon from Children in the Wilderness (far left) and I visited the Malawi University of Science and Technology which is about 45 mins south of Blantyre. It is a large modern campus with excellent facilities. We were given a wonderful tour by faculty members. We are supporting one of our girls here through her BA. Th
2023 - my partner Symon from Children in the Wilderness (far left) and I visited the Malawi University of Science and Technology which is about 45 mins south of Blantyre. It is a large modern campus with excellent facilities. We were given a wonderful tour by faculty members. We are supporting one of our girls here through her BA. The ratio of boys to girls is about three to one so we are so proud of Limbani's achievements here.
2023 - The girls entering secondary school can often be painfully shy and hesitant. English is not the language spoken at home or with friends and they are often rather timid to talk. Afraid of making a mistake. But here it seems there was courage in numbers as the group of our students were full of laughter and fun when we met them this year.
2023 - Emmanuel was a good student at secondary school and we sent him to New Era boarding school. He is a hard worker and after school undertook additional training in wildlife and conservation and was able to secure a job with Central African Wilderness Safaris. He is now a fully trained guide and has a wonderful manner with guests and scientists who come to study the wildlife.
2022 - Andrew (right) pictured with our partner Symon from CITW. Andrew continues to do very well at Zodiac Broadcasting (Malawi's national independent media company) and is now Deputy Chief Reporter across TV, Radio and Online .
2022 - Chifundo (far left) continues to rise up the ranks at Mvuu Lodge and Camp as a Safari Guide; Elliot is a teacher at a secondary school and hoping to do his Masters; and on the day this photo was taken, Chimemwe and Orbert had just been hired by Central African Wilderness Safaris (note the smart interview clothes!) and will train in a number of roles.
2022 - Bright is waiting to take up a post at a Government school having completed his Teacher Training.
2022 -Kondwani completed her Teacher's Training in northern Malawi and is now a teacher at a large school in the center of Lilongwe.
Summer 2022 - Davie and Olipa. Davie is in his final year at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources and is completing his BA in Environmental Sciences. Olipa is in her second year studying for a degree in Entrepreneurship at Blantyre Poly.
Davie at Lilongwe University; Maria now a secondary school teacher but also studying at Mzuzu University; Olipa at Blantyre Poly and Bright having completed Teacher Training.
We are so proud of Elliot Felix Matias who graduated from Chancellor College at the University of Malawi in December 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education Languages
Limbani, on left, has been accepted by the Malawi University of Science and Technology to study Information Technology. Deborah (in red dress on right) is at University of Malawi studying Psychiatric Health. (2019)
Andrew is now a journalist with Zodiak Broadcasting. He is a regular reporter on the radio.
Maria is at the University in Mzuzu studying for a degree in Languages in Education.
Noah is now working as a School Librarian.
Emmanuel completed his education and has been hired by Central African Wilderness Safaris to train as a Guide
June 2017. Many of our students have gone on to further education or training or are in the workforce. From left to right: Andrew, in his final year studying journalism; Elliot doing a BA in Humanities and who plans to get his Masters in Special Education; Debora at the University of Malawi studying Mental Health; Prisca studying Tourism and Charles who has become an Accounta
Debora representing her community at the local Youth Parliament. She is currently at University.
June 2017. Simon on right (standing here with our partner Symon from Children in the Wilderness). Simon is our first student to go to the Malawi University of Science and Technology to study Geo Information and Earth Observation Science.
Alinafe, our former student who attended New Era, currently in training for a diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management.
After four years of secondary school on our scholarship program, Mercy went to the College of Health Sciences training in dentistry. One of the very few women to do so.
Chifundo has trained with Wilderness Safaris since leaving school. He went on to study Conservation and Environmental Education at the Southern African Wildlife College.
Chimemwe, in his chef’s hat, working at the Parliament building in Lilongwe where all the MPs have lunch!
Laston (left) trained to be a teacher and is waiting a school assignment from the Government
Debora with Symon of Children in the Wilderness. All her hard work had paid off and she was accepted to attend the University of Malawi to study Psychiatry and Mental Health
After completing her secondary school education, Janet was selected to attend a course on Conservation and Environmental studies at the Southern Africa Wildlife College.
Maria went to school on our scholarship program then returned to the same girls boarding school to work in the school's science lab. From there to teachers training, then teaching, and now taking a degree in education at the University.
At the 2019 event where we announced th winners of our first creative writing prize open to secondary school students. Seen here students and members of CITW.
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