Raising Malawi first met Stella when she was a teenager. We were amazed by how dedicated she was to continuing her education, despite being orphaned.
Dear #RebelHearts, we loved your suggestions for the new pediatric surgery unit’s name! We’re proud to announce the name will be the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care. ♥
Home of Hope Orphanage is starting the year with more children than ever in its care – 750! Last year, Home of Hope started several new projects to further support children and young adults at the home. Read more.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who submitted art or tagged an artist! The first artist selected to paint a mural is Wanderson Pereira from Brazil! We are finalizing our selections and will be announcing the winners throughout the upcoming weeks.
The Raising Malawi team has returned from visiting our project to construct a paediatric surgery and intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH).
Thank you to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for your generous equipment donation to the pediatric surgery & ICU.
In December, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) team visited Home of Hope in December to host a week-long Skillz camp – the third camp of 2015!
The Raising Malawi team has returned from a December visit to Malawi! Read the latest updates about our programs!
The Raising Malawi team just completed a visit to Malawi to check on our project to build a pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, the country’s commercial capital. The facility will include the country’s first pediatric ICU and will more than double the number of surgeries performed on children each year.
Raising Malawi believes education should be accessible to all children. As a part of our continued support, we recently purchased new uniforms for the students of Home of Hope Orphanage.
HIV and AIDS education for young people is a critical part of global efforts to end the AIDS epidemic. Educating young people empowers them to protect themselves and also helps reduce stigma and discrimination around the issue.
The vocational students that Raising Malawi is supporting are in their final semester! We are so proud of their progress and the skills they have learned through their apprenticeships.
The Raising Malawi team completed a week-long trip to Malawi this March. On the agenda: moving forward with Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit. Earlier this year, Raising Malawi selected an architect and completed the building designs, so during this trip we met with the Ministry of Health to sign a formal memorandum of understanding and selected a construction firm. Raising Malawi is thrilled to break ground on construction of the pediatric surgery unit next month (stay tuned for updates on construction progress)!
In 2008, Madonna embarked on a journey to document the experiences of orphans in Malawi, where an estimated one million children had lost parents to HIV/AIDS. I Am Because We Are (IABWA) shared the story of eight orphans, their challenges with adjusting to life without parents, and dreams for the future. Since the conclusion of the film, Raising Malawi has provided critical educational and medical support for these children and their families. During her November trip to Malawi, Madonna paid a visit to the IABWA children. Here’s an update on a few of the children!
By Raising Malawi on 01.26.2015
Madonna and Raising Malawi are providing financial support to the US Fund for UNICEF’s efforts to bring essential supplies and shelter to Malawians affected by the floods.
Madonna, who just completed a visit to Malawi, has been appointed the Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare by the country's President Peter Mutharika. Click through to read more and see photos from her trip.
By Rahim Kanani, Trust.org on 12.18.2014
“My commitment has never wavered. And here we are about to embark on our biggest project yet with the pediatric surgeryproject at Queen Elizabeth Hospital,” explained Madonna.
tunning photographs from the I AM BECAUSE WE ARE companion book are currently featured on TIME.com.