Une Jour en tant que Volontaire

Écrit par Mme Nganawe Chiwona, volontaire d’échange CorpsAfrica/Sénégal The sun rose over the vibrant landscape of Senegal, casting a warm glow over the community where Nganawe, an Exchange Volunteer from Malawi was sent. Her day began with the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed attaya, a local tea. As she emerged from her modest host family’s […]

My First Impression of Volunteerism

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Mr. Osman Leedhakar Moyo Having fully armed with expertise in community-led development approaches, I ventured down the famous Khwekwerere road of Dedza District which is located in the central region of Malawi, descending to Huwa Village with eagerness and thirst to quench as a Community-led Development facilitator. This was a roller […]

Volunteering: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Mr. John Mkungula My time in the Chole/Ntonya community has been a transformative journey, filled with invaluable lessons and enriching experiences. From the moment I arrived, I was enveloped by the warmth and hospitality of the Lomwe people, who constitute 90% of the community’s population. Their genuine kindness and welcoming nature […]

Out of My Comfort Zone as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Ms. Fides Jere It took me a lot of courage and energy to step out of my comfort zone to find myself a home in my community, in the Eastern Region of Malawi. Sometimes challenging yourself can be uncomfortable and frightening at the same time, but you realize it’s a worthwhile […]

Keeping an Open Mind

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Ms. Prosperina Mpekansambo It was on that night of 16 September, in my quiet room in area 25, that I anxiously waited for my email. I had completed my training and was anticipating this email. However, what I was not prepared for was the uneasy feeling of waiting. After a few […]

My Eyes Have Seen It All: There is Power in Togetherness

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Mr. Blessings Manda They say experience is a great teacher, I guess I can say that I am honored to be a part of this journey with CorpsAfrica. A journey that has landed me in a place full of beauty. By beauty, I mean the land itself and the people found […]

Voices from the Heartland: A Month of Rural Volunteer Service

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Mr. Anthony Forpenza Stepping out of the hustle and bustle of City life, I embarked on a transformative CorpsAfrica Volunteer journey, immersing myself in the heart of a rural community. This month-long experience hasn’t been just about lending a helping hand; it’s been about a profound exploration of community integration, cultural […]

Learning and Growing

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Ms. Mable Mpagaja “Whenever you feel uncomfortable, instead of retreating into your old comfort zone, pat yourself on the back and say, “I must be growing,” and continue moving forward.” -T.Harv Eket. “I was thrilled when I was accepted as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer. During the pre-service training (PST), I met intelligent, […]

Not So Clueless

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Ms. Tamandani Chawanda Looking out of the Cruiser’s window on my way to deployment; I was so anxious and excited contemplating all the work I was about to embark on in my community. Making plans about my integration and who I will work with to achieve these plans was at the […]

The Journey of Hope

Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Ms. Chikondi Felix Dula “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness” – Desmond Tutu.  After being refined and reshaped in our understanding of Development during the intense six weeks of Pre-service training, where there was an in-depth exposition of Asset Based Community Development […]