Tag: Malawi

volunteer sam in field of fruit trees listening to farmers

Working to protect our creation, Earth: Work Placement with JCED

Our collective responsibility to care for our home is becoming increasingly relevant. Yet, the impacts of climate change appear somewhat distant to us in Europe. In Malawi the issue...
volunteer sam in field of fruit trees listening to farmers

Volunteer blog: Chimbalu Model Village

Last week we were welcomed into a rural farming community that JCED assists. Before JCED’s involvement they weren’t knowledgeable on the practice of sustainable agriculture. For instance, they had...
woman making a clay stove pot by hand

Volunteer blog: Mbira stoves

The past week I had the opportunity to see JCED’s projects in the flesh. This required taking a trip north of the capital to a town called Kasungu. Up...
Sam, Martha and Brother ngoni stand outside beside Laudato si banners under the shade of a tree.

News from JCED: Sam Duff

The lights have just gone out again. This is a regular occurrence in Malawi. Despite only 10% of the population relying on electricity, the country still faces a serious...
Sam Duff, an overseas volunteer poses with Padraig Sawn, a teacher at Belevere college SJ. they both pose at the entrance to Belevere College.

Volunteer Overseas: Sam & JCED

Best of luck to Sam Duff who arrived in Malawi yesterday Sam will volunteer with Jesuit Centre for Ecology and Development on an overseas placement for 1 month where...

Stepping stones for a brighter future

St Joseph’s primary school, Kasungu, Malawi. Back in 2010, the first classroom blocks were built for the local children surrounding St Joseph’s parish in Kasungu, Malawi. The school was...

JCED Combats Climate Change Effects in Malawi

Since Covid-19 restrictions came into place in eary 2020, the nature of my role has fundamentally changed. Instead of site visits to different countries to see and report on...

JCED – Evaluating it’s effectiveness in women’s empowerment

Our valued partner, the Jesuit Centre for Ecology and Development (JCED), has just completed their in-depth Effectiveness Review today, conducted by ‘Out of the Box’, commissioned by our donor,...

Restructuring in Southern Africa

The restructuring of Jesuit Provinces in Southern Africa which will result in the formation of one large united region has been underway since 2014 and is an attempt to...

Eco Stoves Protect the Environment

The Jesuit Centre for Ecology and Development (JCED) in Malawi is distributing locally made fuel-efficient ceramic cooking stoves, known as chitetezo mbaula, among poor households in the Kasungu District...

Malawi’s Ecology Saviours

“We want our dreams to be so big they scare us”, says Adrian Makasa Chikwamo SJ, a Zambian Jesuit who is Director of the Jesuit Centre of Ecology and...

Will Civil Unrest in Malawi Affect Dzaleka?

People living in Dzaleka Refugee Camp have fled from conflict in their own countries to the stability of Malawi. But a contested election result has now caused civil unrest...