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Building Relationships | Partner Organizations

 

 

Building Relationships

Malawi Matters has initially worked through the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Nkhoma Synod. We “train the trainers”—pastors, lay leaders, church elders, school board/headmasters, women’s guild leaders—who in turn, educate their communities. Over 2,000 church and community leaders in approximately 155 congregations have already been trained and are utilizing teaching techniques and implementing programs needed in their communities. Malawi Matters builds relationships, involving everyone in the process in learning and caring for one another by

  • including members of Parliament, tribal authorities, leaders of denominations, pastors and members of congregations, city and village persons, as well as staff of agencies and organizations serving Malawi.
  • maintaining the link between our region’s expatriate Malawian community and the needs and culture of this African nation.
  • building successful, on-going partnerships with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, which has the structure in place to deliver services, the reputation for caring, and the trust of the people in the country.
  • establishing long-term commitments between congregations and volunteers.
  • providing the positive rapport necessary to address negative cultural practices that continue the spread of HIV and AIDS.
  • celebrating the mutual learning connection, enriching the lives and understandings of participants and facilitators, and honoring the contributions of all.

Please read about the impact of the program.

 



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An estimated 800,000 children in Malawi have lost one or both parents to AIDS




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