Learning From Malawi

We all have experiences in our lives that change our mentality and perspective – for better or worse. Some of these experiences even change who we are, to some extent.

Six years ago this month I was lucky enough to travel to Malawi as part of the Norwich-Dedza Partnership. That experience changed me and my perspective about the ‘poor’, I already knew that African nations, especially those ranked lowest in human development were mis-represented by the media and even through the use of statistics. But seeing and experiencing things through my own eyes did more than reading books and hearing from third-parties ever could.

Next month (June 2019), as part of this year’s Norwich-Dedza Partnership exchange teachers from Malawi will be visiting the UK. So in celebration and preparation for that, I will be re-blogging the thoughts I made during my visit to Malawi in 2013.

You can click the points on the map or the links in the table to jump directly to an entry. Zikomo!

Date (2013) Title Location
01 May “Musing about Malawi” Framingham Earl, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
08 May “The Norwich-Dedza Partnership” Norwich, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
15 May “Teaching & Learning Resources for Malawi” Framingham Earl, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
20 May “Made by youngsters, for youngsters!” Framingham Earl, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
23 May “Two More Days” Framingham Earl, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
25 May “We Are On Our Way” Thetford, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
25 May “Flights” Heathrow Airport, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
26 May “We’re Here!” Lilongwe, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
26 May “On The Road!” Lilongwe, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
27 May “Amazing Umbwi” Dedza, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
28 May “We Are All Made Of Stars” Mcheneka, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
29 May “The Old Lady, The Cow & The Goat” Mcheneka, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
30 May “From Another World To About The World” * Dedza, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
31 May “Chikondi Chilimanja” * Dedza, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
01 June “Horray! Horray! It’s A Holi-holiday!” * Mvuu, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
02 June “Hakuna Matata!” * Mvuu, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
03 June “Zikomo Kwambiri!”Β  * Dedza, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
16 June Akubwera ku Norwich!” * Lilongwe, Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
20 June “Global Team Teaching” * Framingham Earl, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
22 June “A Water Safari” * Morston, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
23 June “Breakfast Fit For A King (Or Amfumu!)” * Norwich, UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

*Update/conversion work In progress – check back on these pages later!



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