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Holy Heart Organization
  • Blantyre, Malawi
Organization Description
Holy Heart Organization is a grassroots non-governmental organization registered under the NGO laws of Malawi. Holy Heart was founded in 2013 and achieved formal registration in April 2016,Holy Heart was founded by a warm hearted young Malawian woman who upon completing her studies in community development decided to tackle the problems which abused women ,children and vulnerable communities are facing in Malawi.

Our aim is to empower abused women, children and vulnerable persons and reduce their vulnerability exploitation including that of street kids in various cities of Malawi, fashioning resourceful women and providing children friendly HIV/AIDS services to abused women and children who are in crisis by providing advocacy support to clients in their dealing with community agencies and services.

Partnering with local, international and government organization, our programs focus on improving water sanitation and health care, providing access to good quality education and community awareness and addressing food insecurities through rural agricultural development,while tackling climate change.

Come and volunteer with us and have life changing experience,while making differences in life of others. We welcome volunteers to assist with our education, water and sanitation, gender equality, HIV/AIDS and agricultural projects and also help with marketing and fundraising. Come and experience traditional Malawian life immerse yourself in cultural and gain an insight into the problems facing people living in poverty.

We are looking for self motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking individual, over the age of 18, who are able to work on their own initiative as well as part in a team. As you will be volunteering with our NGO, there is no middle man or administrative costs. We are proud to offer an affordable volunteer programs where your money goes directly to the projects and community in which you will stay.

About Malawi and Blantyre

Malawi the warm heart of Africa Malawi is a great destination for volunteers-it has beautiful scenery, a stunning lake with world class snorkelling and a range of wild life safari and national parks to explore.

Unfortunately Malawi is also one of the poorest country in the world; poverty and inequality are wide spread.According to the world bank over half of population is poor, while one quarter lives in extreme poverty. The majority of the poor are locked in a low productivity of subsistence farming. Child mortality is a problem, with many children not making it to their fifth birthday while life expectancy is only 58.

Blantyre where Holy Heart is based is in the south of Malawi and one of the poorest region's. Subsistence farmers struggle to feed their families because of prolonged dry spells, rainfall shortage and flooding add to this a lack of access to adequate education, water and sanitation, high HIV/AIDS rates, gender equality and gender based violence and you can see that there are many areas of need for volunteers in Blantyre.

What you Can Do

We offer a number of volunteer opportunity where you can lend a helping hand and learn about working of grassroots NGO. Programs will be tailored to suit volunteer's skills.

Educational Volunteer

Invest in child's future; come and volunteer as a teacher. Offer you help as a teaching volunteer, come and assist in pre-school,primary and secondary school. Depending on your experience you may be asked to teach English, Maths, Sports, Drama, Geography and History. Your caring input will be a great help and much appreciated as schools are often under staffed and lack of resources.Experienced teachers are particularly welcome. Volunteering as a teach depends on academic school calendar.

Awareness Volunteers

Volunteers will assist programs staff with training and awareness activities on issues such as: water, sanitation and hygiene, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, gender equality, child marriage protection and youth development. The work will depend on what activities are being run at the time the volunteer visits but may include the following: working with community committees to raise awareness, assisting with training, creating educational material and distributing materials.

Agricultural Volunteers

Work in partnership with out farm clubs to assist with agricultural activities and provide training in improved farming techniques and compost making. Particular help is required with teaching business and entrepreneurial skills such as business planning, budgeting and marketing. Have a chance to experience what life is like for subsistence farmers in Malawi.

Administrative Volunteers

As a small NGO, we are always in need of extra pair of hands in office. Volunteers can help with writing and editing funding proposals, researching and carrying out fundraising activities, assisting with online marketing, updating social media and website design. Skilled photographers or film makers can contribute by making promotional materials for our NGO.

Skilled Volunteers

If you are qualified in the health, agricultural or international development sector, please let us know, as we can design a volunteer package to utilise your particular skills.

Please contact us for more details on volunteering.
Childcare / Children, Education, Environment
Skills Needed
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: None
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$70 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
Mrs Jamina Mwatha
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