Joshua Orphan and Community Care

Rebuilding early years education in Malawi

Many children have missed out on nearly a year of education due to COVID-19. To support education recovery, we will provide training and mentoring in early years education for 100 volunteers to support 600+ children 3-6 years old in education, helping them to access education and catch up learning.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114727)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)




Children's education has been hugely disrupted in Malawi with months of closure due to COVID-19. Most children only had 14 weeks education between April 2020 and April 2021. Our 17 volunteer-run centres focus on providing nutrition support and early years education to children in vulnerable rural villages. Due to this disruption, attendance dropped and children are missing out on an education head-start as well as vital nutrition. It will be difficult for these children to catch up on learning.


We will work with the 100 volunteers running these centres to re-engage children and families with early years education. Providing refresher training and mentoring in early childhood development to volunteers will give them renewed confidence and skills to deliver fun and engaging play-based early years education to the 600+ children who live in these villages.

  • I enjoyed the training on special needs education the most as it helps me understand some of the children and their needs

    — Volunteer at Maso centre

  • My child tells me interesting things they did at the centre with clay so I found him clay so he could show me what he did.

    — Parent of child attending the centre in Daniel village

  • Children benefit so much from early childhood development. With only 14 weeks of education in the last year, many of them are not going to meet their development milestones and will struggle when they start primary school.

    — Joseph Chiundiza, Programmes Manager