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Team Malawi is made up of three placement groups: Ungweru (translated as ‘Light – Jesus’ Light Shining on the Community’), WESM (Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi) and COWLHA (Coalition of...
Progressio, 14 October 2014
It is hard to start a piece of writing about international development volunteering in Africa without using a cliché or two, but so far the experience has been filled with events that belong in an...
Progressio, 6 October 2014
With a million stars in the sky to marvel at, both the national and the international volunteers felt at home the moment we stepped on the sands of the village called Bezha/Nyololo . As if that was...
Progressio, 6 October 2014
Located in perhaps the most dramatic settings of Malawi, our Progressio ICS team have been diligently working our way through the inner and surrounding areas of Mulanje. The past eight weeks have,...
Progressio, 6 October 2014
Complementary to our eco-latrine project, the large quantities of litter in El Pochote presented an exciting challenge for the British and Nicaraguan volunteers in El Medio Ambiente Group. Challenge...
Progressio, 29 September 2014
In the year 1990, the UN finally began peace negotiations concluding a civil war that had claimed the lives of 70,000 Salvadoreans and had torn a nation in two. This proved to be a momentous moment...
Progressio, 17 September 2014
The Nyadombo family is headed by an 82year old widow, Mrs Nyadombo who has four daughters, of which three of them are married and stay away from their home except for Dorica. Aged 55, Dorica stays...
Progressio, 11 September 2014
I find it hard to concentrate as I write this blog for the last time, as our journey in Nicaragua has almost come to an end. With one week left to spend in this remarkable and exotic country, all of...
Progressio, 11 September 2014
HIV is prevalent in every country throughout the world. Here in Malawi HIV and AIDS affects over 11% of the population, with 95% of those infected living in rural communities. Although they do have...
Progressio, 10 September 2014
After weeks of talking about the idea of doing a mural for the local community of La Asomada, we finally took the initiative and set about putting our design ideas into action. The village is very...
Progressio, 10 September 2014