There are said to be ten major tribes situated in Malawi, being: Chewa, Lomwe, Yao, Ngoni, Tumbuka, Sena, Ngonde, Tonga, Nyanja and the Lambya/Nyiha. The village of Chazuka belongs to the Chewa tribe, where it is known for its spiritual appreciation and mystical dances that pay virtue to their ancestors. This infographic will take a … Continue reading Language, Dancing and Traditions of The Chewa Tribes: An Infographic
The Chazuka Project celebrated its first anniversary as a UK registered charity in November...and what a first year it has been! 2020 has seen the whole world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, including for the people of Chazuka, Malawi. The school had to close for months and the children and teachers have had … Continue reading Can you be our Santa-Floors this Christmas?
Here at The Chazuka Project, we love to shine a light on other incredible charities and organisations whose aim it is to improve life for those living on our favourite continent: Africa. This week, we’ve had the pleasure of chatting to Simon Murungi, founder and CEO of Spreading Organic Farming in Africa, or SOFAFRICA. Simon … Continue reading With knowledge, anything is possible
The world looks very different to the one we lived in when we had our last board meeting in January and set the strategy for The Chazuka Project. We were full of ambitious plans to grow the charity but when a global pandemic hits, it’s hard to plan past the next few weeks. This quarter’s … Continue reading Stay Calm and Pivot: Our response to Coronavirus
Malawi has recently announced its first cases of COVID-19. It’s an anxious time. The lack of infrastructure in the country means a disease like this is an unimaginable challenge. To put it simply, Malawi has around 25 intensive care beds for the entire population and even fewer ventilators. As the response unfolds, ‘flattening the curve’ … Continue reading How is Malawi dealing with COVID-19?
Each year, more than 400 million tons of plastic waste is produced across the world, of which only 9% is recycled. In 2018, single-use was named as word of the year. And in these first few weeks of 2020 alone, sustainability has dominated the world stage, outshining politics, trade and business. The terms ‘zero waste’ … Continue reading How to build a classroom out of plastic waste
The tech scene in Africa is booming. Young Africans have direct access to advanced technologies that weren’t as widely available to previous generations, and they are making the most out of it. With 80% of the African labour force being aged between 15-24, it is clear to see why the continent is investing in youth-led … Continue reading How tech is empowering Africa’s youth
Alex and I decided to spend Christmas this year in Malawi. We wanted to visit Chazuka, Alex’s second home, and it would be my very first trip to the village. I was excited to meet the people I’d only ever seen in photos and hand-deliver the #FestiveSchoolPacks we had been fundraising for. Malawi is the … Continue reading What I learnt from spending Christmas in the 4th poorest country in the world
We are a person through other people. Think about that. Let it roll around in your mind and ignite some vacant neuron. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, 58, featured in one of the many podcasts we enjoyed on our 24-hour journey to Malawi. Her essay, What Makes Us Human, available on BBC Sounds, really is a thing of … Continue reading How to be better in 2020
We have already heard the timeless opening cords of Mariah’s iconic tune blaring from the radio. Proud friends and neighbours have taken to social media to showcase their new lights and displays. And you cannot help but be envious of THAT friend, who is ‘done already.’ Whether you love it or hate it, we are … Continue reading Celebrate Christmas in Africa