It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Ankie Borgstein at the age of 95. Ankie was the original founder of the Children's Fund of Malawi. For more than 40 years, she worked as a paediatric specialist in Malawi, and touched the hearts of children and adults alike.
Ankie, thank you for your service to humanity. Your love knew no bounds, and your work to improve the health of children in Malawi has changed this country for ever.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Borgstein family, and to everyone who had the honour of knowing this incredible woman.
We are so sorry to see you go, dear Ankie. The warm heart of Africa just got a little colder...
Every child deserves the chance at a life worth living.
Many children in Malawi live a hard life. A life without the guarantee of a daily meal. A life lived on the streets, without parents to hold their hand. A life without medical care, without education. A life for which they have to grow up far too quickly.
The Children’s Fund of Malawi aims to provide those children with the chance to live a
different life. The chance to eat at least one meal a day. The chance to feel safe, to have a home and to be self-reliant. A better life. A life worth living.
Our partner, Young Africa
We are so very proud to announce the beginning of an exciting new relationship with Young Africa International. Young Africa will help Green Malata, our entrepreneurial training village, to become a fully self-reliant vocational centre by 2020. For more about Young Africa, please visit their website.
At Green Malata, all our courses are coupled with income generating activities so as to not only introduce our students to practical money making ideas, which they can set up themselves once they graduate, but also because we want to make Green Malata as financially self reliant as possible. 100% of the funds raised by our income-generated projects go towards this goal, and are reinvested into Green Malata.
And, it’s working. To date, we have trained more than 400 young people. We have started cultivating land, we have expanded our income generation activities to the surrounding area, and 15% of our yearly budget is covered by self-generated income.