Malawi | Mission Direct


Giving the gift of education

In a mountainous region of Malawi, there lives a small community of people; people who have never had access to education and who cry out for their next generation to have this privilege. Help us to support their plight for a future of hope and possibility. In 2019, we start work with a new partner near Lake Malawi to build a new school.


Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.


Building Project   /   Mountainous region   /   Schools and Clinics

Trip Dates

The Projects

Since 2010 we’ve been building this community’s first ever school. On completing the first block in 2016, we wondered if we were really meant to build this school - we had no children and no teachers.

Three months later we had 400 children and a headmaster!

The School officially opened at the end of June 2016 and as such, you'll help with small finishing touches. You'll also join our missionary partners in supporting other local community-led projects.

For your two weeks in this beautiful, rural region, you will live with the locals, immersed in learning more from them than you could probably ever teach.

With work now finished in the Yawo community, we start work with a new partner, Starfish Malawi in 2019, located near Lake Malawi. We'll be building a new school here for local children - who currently face an 8-mile round trip/walk to school - resulting in many not attending. See team pages for more detail.

Rest and Relaxation

Take a couple of days out to unwind and swim at the stunning Lake Malawi. See the stars like you have never seen them – you’ll feel like you can reach out and touch them.

Country Information

Remote village of the Yawo people in East Malawi

The time Zone is GMT +2 hours

Official language of Chichewa although English is also spoken

Up to 23°C in May-Aug. Cool at night.

The Flight is approximately 10 hours

The Impact So Far

The teams in Malawi have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...


children now able to attend school

Official opening of the school in January 2016

Completion of teachers’ housing

Trip Dates

Malawi 2020 – Team 1

25 Jul - 08 Aug 2020


Info & Book

You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Reunion days

Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

04 Apr 2020

Reunion Day

16 Nov 2019

14 Nov 2020

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