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.


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


Advisory 18+   /   Building Project   /   Mountainous region

Trip Dates

The Projects

Since 2010 we’ve been building this community’s first ever school. On completing the first block last year, 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 will be officially opened at the end of June and as such, the date of this year’s Mission Direct trip has been brought forward so that our volunteers and staff can be a part of the celebration, as MD has been such a major supporter. Come and help with the final touches and be a part of history as we celebrate with the local community.

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.

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 2018

01 Sep - 16 Sep 2018


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 Debrief days

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

Orientation Day

02 Jun 2018

Debrief Day

17 Nov 2018