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The Malawian Government has set aside the months of December to April for ‘tree planting season’ in Malawi, so Team Dziwe is not holding back on our tree planting awareness activities! WESM (Wildlife...
Progressio, 25 March 2015
Child rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. Such as rights to basic needs for foods, health care, education and many more. In its effort to...
Progressio, 25 March 2015
HIV and AIDS is a deadly pandemic which has led to deaths of millions of people worldwide and has also led to an increased number of orphans and reduced the rate of development worldwide. World Aids...
Progressio, 25 March 2015
Tamara is one of 16 goats that were donated to four support groups as part of cycle 4’s special project. Now, that cycle 5 is quickly drawing to an end, the team has gone for a second follow up to...
Progressio, 23 March 2015
There have been 638,000 people estimated to be affected by the flooding here in Malawi according to the UNICEF USA website. 276 people have been declared dead or missing and as the rains continue,...
Progressio, 23 March 2015
On 1 March it was Zero Discrimination day. On 28 February, we decided to visit Teen Club, who meet at the Chikhwawa District Hospital ART clinic every month. Teen Club is a group of children living...
Progressio, 19 March 2015
Jonnex’s perspective: Malawian Team Leader  I was very nervous to hear that I was staying in a host family. I had not met them before and it was a daunting thing to do. When we arrived at our...
Progressio, 19 March 2015
I brush my teeth twice everyday. Firstly, I fill a glass with transparent, clean and cold water and let it rest on the washbasin. Secondly, I grab my toothbrush, spread the bristles with plenty of...
Progressio, 19 March 2015
What is international development? I would consult the internet for a clean-cut answer, but, unfortunately, in my modest Nicaraguan host home, we haven’t got Wi-Fi, or any kind of internet connection...
Progressio, 19 March 2015
The previous weeks have, without doubt, been very challenging for the UK and national volunteers. Tiredness was notorious, some even took advantage of the lunch hour to sleep. It was an intense...
Progressio, 19 March 2015