Our annual HIV-prevention day camps are coming up! Summer volunteers will be visiting partner communities to work with middle school age children to teach them about HIV-prevention, sanitation issues, deforestation, and to lead meaningful explorations of gender disparities. Each summer this program reaches at least 500 children.
Camp Hope combines education and traditional camp activities to create an environment where children are understood and accepted. Programming provides HIV-positive children with the social and emotional support they need to regain their sense of optimism, possibility and hope. Help send a child to Camp this year.
WCCs are after-school student activism clubs started by World Camp in our partner communities. These clubs serve many purposes, including: encouraging youth participation in community problem-solving, providing youths with a space to see their true potential, providing constructive use of after-school time, and increasing youths' senses of self-efficacy. Help us foster our WC Clubs!
Drug Shortages in Malawi Continue
Two months ago, the government of Malawi assured citizens that drug availability in hospitals was becoming normalized. This assurance however, was false hope. Studies are revealing that only 15 percent of essential drugs have been produced. In May, Catherine Gotani Hara, the country’s Minister of Health addressed reporters saying that the drug shortage was normalizing following the delivery of 8... read more >>
Alum Alex Carstensen uses Chichewa to study linguistics
We love to feature blog posts that highlight former volunteers' ongoing work in development and Malawi. Alex Carstensen, a 2009 volunteer, is studying psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on linguistics and cognition. Much of her research has included Chichewa speakers and the structure of the Chewa language, so we thought it would be great to share more with you abou... read more >>
Appaclachian State University students
and faculty discuss their January 2013
trip to Malawi led by World Camp