Lake Malawi Child-Care and Development Project

Location: Malawi: Mangochi, Monkey Bay

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: 16th & 30th March, 13th & 27th April, 11th & 25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July, 3rd, 17th & 31st August, 14th & 28th September, 12th & 26th October, 9th & 23rd November

Naturally Africa Volunteers

Office 2, Strettit Farm 7 Snoll Hatch Road East Peckham Tonbridge, Kent TN12 5PB United Kingdom

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Phone: +44 (0)208 123 0301


In Malawi Primary school learning starts at age 6. Prior to this there is little formal learning and very limited access to early learner education. A head start in education is essential to children's development. On our child-care and development project we support a rural nursery school. The school is understaffed and under-resourced. As a volunteer you will help to provide a fun and productive learning environment for young children, giving them a brighter future.

As well as an introduction to education the children learn some practical skills. As part of the programme we are promoting dental hygiene by helping the children to brush their teeth. After a busy morning you will return to the volunteer cottage for lunch. In the afternoons you will help to provide extra-curricular activities for primary school aged children, including wildlife club, arts and crafts or sports.

Children are at their most vulnerable from 0-5 years old, health problems in this age group have given Malawi a high infant mortality rate. One of the major problems that affect childrens health and development is malnutrition. One of the biggest factors in this is a lack of protein in their diet. We are tackling this problem in our community by funding a feeding programme for the nursery school. You will help to prepare and provide a high protein porridge mixture to address this problem, helping to keep the children happy and healthy.


1. Assist in a rural community nursery school.

2. Help to teach first time learners basic knowledge to help prepare them for school

3. Work with disadvantaged, orphaned and vulnerable young children.

4. Devise stimulating playtime activities for children to take part in

5. Provide porridge daily as part of a feeding program to aid malnourished children

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Cost in US$:

2 weeks – $925. 4 weeks - $1425. 8 weeks - $2345. 12 weeks - $3230

Cost Include Description:

* Housing
* Food
* Airport Transportation
* Local Transportation
* Full support of our experienced on-site project coordinators

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Dental
  • Youth Development
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
Typical Volunteer
On our Child-care and Development Project we receive volunteers from a range of backgrounds, ages and experience. Whether you want to get first experience in early learner education, are a practicing pre-school teacher or simply want to volunteer to help disadvantaged children, this is the project for you.
Age Range
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Malawi


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded