Raising Malawi@raisingmalawi

Our mission is to bring an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi's 1.4 million orphans and vulnerable children once and for all.


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Girls with a secondary school education are 6x less likely to become child brides. Help us keep girls in school! #childnotbride #equality #future


#fbf to when @Makelismos transformed Thoko from @JacarandaSchool into Martin Luther King Jr. The paintings continue to inspire Thoko and many other children who visit the paediatric ward. #swipeleft #artforacause #inspirational


@home_of_hope_malawi is constructing a new outdoor sports area with a basketball, football, and netball court. We are so excited for the new childhood memories that HOH’s kids will make. #liveplaylaugh


Class is in session at @Home_of_Hope_Malawi🏫🎒📚📝


#IABWA Update: Fanizo is finishing his computer science degree and recently competed in a national gymnastics championship in Malawi – where he placed in his events! Comment an emoji below to help us wish Fanizo congratulations! #gymnastics #Malawipride


“The soul is healed by being with children.” #children #love #happiness #joy


Starting the week with #gratitude. So thankful for partners like Oslo University Hospital (pictured here with @Madonna). Their generous support for equipment and staff training helps make #MercyJamesCentre world class!
#madonna #philanthropy #doctors #nurses #worldhealth


Each year a girl stays in school adds 12% to her income. A girl with an education is a girl who can change the world! 🌍 #whorunstheworld


#FlashbackFriday! David Banda and the Jaca Steppers performing at the opening of the #MercyJamesCentre. So talented! @JacarandaSchoolforOrphans


#tbt to patients checking out Alex's finished murals! #MercyJamesCentre

Blantyre, Malawi

#IABWA update! It’s Stella’s graduation ceremony! 🎓Help us congratulate her on this amazing accomplishment in the comments! Next month she’ll start working in the Mercy James Centre! #universitygraduate #letgirlslearn #weareRaisingMalawi


#tbt visiting a local orphanage we support that cares for at risk kids between ages 1-5 years old before reintegrating them with their families. Donate to support with diapers, formula, books and other basic needs.


ICYMI props to @Rihanna and @claralionelfdn for launching for launching their dollar campaign to help send girls to school. #letgirlslearn!


"Education is the key to improving women's lives. Educating a girl, transforms her life and the life of her family, and changes a community” – Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, founder of Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), today’s #friendofRaisingMalawi. Check out our Instagram stories for more about how @Madonna is supporting the next female generation of leaders with AIL.


This is why we do what we do.💛 50% of Malawi’s population is under 15. We’re investing in health and education for children to create a brighter future for #Malawi.
#hope #love #children


Dr. Kapalamula checking on a week-old patient in the #MercyJamesCentre ICU! 60 children have been admitted into the ICU since the paediatric unit opened.


Spent the day with Luka and Lucy @Home_of_Hope_Malawi. Luka considers Home of Hope his second home. #homeiswheretheheartis #family #weareRaisingMalawi


Exciting news from our #friendofRaisingMalawi @SHOFCO! They have completed construction on their safehouse, built with @Madonna’s support, that gives a home to survivors of gender based violence that need a safe place to live. In addition to housing, SHOFCO provides peer support, mental health counseling, and financial literacy/business start-up courses to low-income women who are survivors of gender-based violence. Swipe left to see more photos of the completed home that SHOFCO will now start furnishing ❤️💛 💜 💙 💚. #ShiningHopeforCommunities #RayofLightFoundation #friendsofRM

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Standing up for girls’ education on #dayofthegirl. More than 130 million girls around the world are out of school! When we constructed 10 schools with @buildOn, we committed to making sure that boys and girls would be represented in equal numbers. Today, our schools are serving more than 10,000 students with equal numbers of girls and boys. Stand up for girls’ education! Link in bio to donate!

#letgirlslearn #girls #educationforall #standup #dayofthegirl


Little dreamers at @detboxinggym. Learn more about our #friendofRM through today’s Instagram stories #dontstopbelieving


Reflecting on our 10+ years of work in Malawi. Grateful to be for your support and encouragement, which helps us to continue making a difference for Malawi’s young people.


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

What changes will you try to create in the world?
#change #hope #positivity #quote #peace #love


#fbf to Malawi's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika encouraging young girls to pursue their dreams, and advocating for girls’ education, stating, “Girl education remains a symbol of sustainable development because an educated girl child will be able to make informed decisions that will develop her country.” #letgirlslearn #girlsinstem #equalityforeveryone #malawinews


#tbt to visiting Downtown Boxing Gym, #afriendofRM. @Madonna began supporting the after-school boxing and education program, after being inspired by the change it was making in her hometown. Graduation rates in the gym’s community are between 17-32%, but 100% of DYBG students have graduated high school. #achievement #fitness #mentorship


#TodayatMercyJames Dr. Borgstein and Dr. Tiya Kapalamula operating. This team has performed more than 220 life-saving surgeries since we opened in July. Leave a message of encouragement for them in the comments below!


Did you see @madonna's first walk through of the finished #MercyJamesCentre on @cbssundaymorning yesterday?? 😍😍😍 All this week we'll be sharing clips from the episode and asking you what updates you'd love to get from Raising Malawi to follow up on all of your amazing support. Patient profiles, staff intros, mural galleries... let us know in the comments below!! ❤️💕❤️💕


“There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone.” These boys have grown up together at @Home_of_Hope_Malawi since they were very young! They consider each other brothers and always look out for each other to make sure everyone is doing well.
#malawi #brotherhood #love #community #raisingmalawi #homeofhope


The students of @DetroitAchievementAcademy just finished their first week of the school! Help us wish them a successful year in the comments below and check out Instagram stories to learn more about this #friendofRaisingMalawi


LAST DAY to help us #stocktheward. Thank you to everyone who has supported so far! We do not say it enough but we could not have built and run the #MercyJamesCentre without your support. We see and are so grateful for every contribution, positive comment, words of encouragement for our staff (which we pass on!). Thank you for being on this journey with us! #ittakesavillage (link in bio for all last day donations 😊)


Double tap if you agree that art heals! Saying hello from today’s ward patients who are happy to be getting care in this beautiful, colorful space. To donate to our campaign to #stocktheward, click the link in our bio! Only ONE DAY left! Make your last impact on these beautiful children & their health. 💞❤️🏩👼 #children #donate #love #art #mural