Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa and is defined by its topography of highlands split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Malawi. The country, mostly rural, is surrounded by Mozambique but borders with Tanzania to the north and Zambia in the west.The northern city of Lilongwe is the capital, but Blantyre, the former capital remains the commercial capital of the country.
GDP per capita: $255
Population: 16 million (half are under 18)
Largest cities: Lilongwe (the capital), Blantyre
Malawi is surrounded by Tanzania to the north, Mozambique to the south east, Zambia to the west, and also Lake Malawi, which runs from the north along the east side of the country.
Places of Interest: Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi, Likoma Island, Lilongwe Clock Tower, Mt. Mulanje, Nkhata Bay, Sunbird Ku Chawe (Island in the Sky, Zomba Plateau)
ACT in Malawi
ACT has been operating in Malawi since 2007. Our work is in the southern part mainly in Migowi, Phalombe region through partnership with the Goodnews Bible Church.
ACT started work in Migowi in 2007 supporting six children. These have since grown to sixty-six (66) children,including fifteen (15) orphan girls attending Khombwe Community Day Secondary School (KCDSS). Our other children are in Migowi, majority of who attend the Nyezerera Primary School, a catchment school for the ten surrounding villages and has a school population of nearly two thousand five hundred (2,500) children. Because of the desperate needs of the school, ACT has adopted the school for support as part of our Enriching Community projects. We are now working with the school to improve sanitation by funding construction of additional toilet facilities at the school for girls. Read more about our Enriching Community projects.
The Ulemu Project is another major initiative that ACT has embarked upon in Malawi. This is providing menstrual health education and support for the girl child in Malawi. Our aim is to reduce school dropout among girls and to encourage them to complete their education.