In late 2015, Educaring Africa and the Malawi Volunteer Organisation embarked on a mission to build something special for the communities of Monkey Bay, Malawi. This project would be located in the village of Chizula and would service the many surrounding villages, which have no access to affordable healthcare.
By many international indicators, Malawi is currently the poorest country in the world. The rural communities of Southern Malawi, which Educaring Africa support, are some of the most disadvantaged. Basic human rights of education and healthcare are rights often never able to be exercised by many.
Educaring Africa was established in 2012 with a vision of reversing this injustice. Together with its community-based partner NGO the Malawi Volunteer Organisation it has since worked to improve the lives of hundreds of Malawians through the vehicles of education and healthcare.
In 2015, Educaring Africa’s dear friend Tim Russell tragically passed away after losing his battle with cancer. In celebrating the impact Tim had on so many lives, family and friends rallied by coming together as one to run in the 2015 Melbourne Marathon Festival and help fund Educaring Africa’s vision for Malawi.
In June 2016, nine of Tim’s friends travelled to Malawi to lay some of the first bricks on the Tim Russell Community Health Clinic – a vision inspired by our love of Tim. The images featured, offer a snapshot into our two-week journey and life in Malawi.
Educaring Africa’s achievements to date have only been made possible due to the inspiring people who continue to believe in its vision - our friends in Malawi, our own passionate community in Australia and abroad and people like Tim. This health clinic is but a small part of his giant legacy and just the beginning of our vision for Africa.
See photographs below