Field News

Determined to Learn

On our second day in the field, we received some concerning news:  Shabnam Jahan, the student whose success at her KGBV school had been followed by Join My Village’s team for the past couple of years, was very ill and would not be able to meet us. Furthermore, she lives...Read more

Harriet Chenembu Dreams of Becoming a Nurse

Harriet Chenembu, now 16 and a student at Kafukule secondary school, vows that she will go to any length to become a nurse. When she closes her eyes, she sees herself in a nursing uniform, epaulette and cap, assisting patients in her community.While she appreciates that there are a lot...Read more

The Invisible Wounds

There is a saying that “one person’s bone is another’s meat” and I was thinking about that with regard to Join My Village and the work that has been done in the past five years. While some here in Malawi value education and give their full support to those who...Read more

Our Bond Has Seen Rhoda Through

When we first introduced Rhoda Chaima to you in 2009, little did we know then that she would become the woman that she is today.  She has succeeded despite the demoralizing environment that most girls face in the rural communities of Kasungu. Many would succumb to the pressure to get...Read more

Kamtimbo School Management Committee Acting in a Bee Formation

“They have been waiting for you at the site of resource mobilization and you can go and meet them there,” said one of the teachers as we approached. “Do you need an escort?” he went on to inquire– typical of the Malawian hospitality. When we finally arrived at our destination,...Read more