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Giving children in Malawi the best start in life

Aoife O'Grady | 20 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Tragically, more than 200 million children under five years of age in developing countries will never reach their developmental potential. Lustilla Mathew and her team of caregivers are determined to ensure that this won’t be the case for the children of Mbachundu, Malawi.

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Topics: malawi

Our year in moments: editor's choice 2016

Concern Worldwide | 23 December 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s a time of year for reflection, so we’ve asked a few members of our team to select images that stood out to them this year: moments that reminded us, as individuals who work for Concern, why we feel so passionate about the organisation, and the work we’re doing worldwide.

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Topics: malawi, lebanon, ethiopia, Niger

Donal Skehan: “I saw the difference your Concern Christmas Gifts make”

Donal Skehan | 12 December 2016 | 0 Comments

Food writer and cook, Donal Skehan, reflects on the hope and suffering he encountered on his trip to Malawi with Concern last month. And he gives a glimpse into the role that your Concern Christmas Gifts are playing there.

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Topics: malawi, concern gifts

Watch Donal Skehan explore Malawi with Concern: Part 2

Aoife O'Grady | 09 December 2016 | 0 Comments

TV host and cook, Donal Skehan, shares the second part of his recent journey through Malawi with Concern. 

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Topics: malawi

Watch Donal Skehan explore Malawi with Concern: Part 1

Aoife O'Grady | 02 December 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first of a two-part series, TV host and cook, Donal Skehan, shares his recent journey through Malawi with Concern. 

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Topics: malawi

Malawi tunes in to end violence against women and girls

Craig Burnett | 28 November 2016 | 0 Comments

A new series of interactive radio plays is set to tackle violence against women and girls in Malawi.

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Topics: malawi, 16 days of activism

Our week in Malawi: exhausting, overwhelming and utterly amazing

2016 Concern Debates winning team | 28 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Winners of the 2015-2016 Concern Debates Final from Cross and Passion school in Ballycastle, spent a life-changing week in Malawi during the summer. They report back on how the trip left even these champion orators struggling for words.  

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Topics: malawi, debates, debates final

Donal Skehan gets a taste of Concern’s work in Malawi

Sadhbh Goodhue | 07 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Award-winning food writer, food photographer and TV presenter, Donal Skehan, is currently in Malawi to witness the work Concern is doing to improve people’s lives there.

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Topics: malawi

“I don't want to live a life and not do anything with it”

Maedhbh McDonald | 18 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year thousands of people around Ireland take part in the Concern FAST raising vital funds for the world’s poorest communities. Last year Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen was among the top fundraising schools and, as a result, pupils Jane O’ Toole and Evie Ronayne were invited to visit Concern’s programmes in Malawi. When they returned we sat down with Jane and Evie to hear about their experience.

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Topics: malawi, FAST, Concern FAST

Malawi’s foot soldiers in the fight against hunger

Aoife O'Grady | 11 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Meet two of the thousands of Malawian women leading a quiet fight against hunger – the one that you won’t see in the headlines.

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Topics: malawi

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