Malawi | Mission Direct


Giving the gift of education

In a small, isolated village near Lake Malawi children have an 8-mile round trip on foot to go to school – and if they’re even 1 minute late they get turned away. Come and help us build this village their very own primary school to give children here access to full-time education without an exhausting journey. 


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


Building Project   /   Schools and Clinics   /   Suitable for all ages

Trip Dates

The Projects

Our work in Malawi began in 2010, building a mountainous community’s first ever school. The School officially opened at the end of June 2016 and our campaign came to a close in 2018. 

In 2019, we embarked on a new partnership with Starfish Malawi - a Christian organisation who share our vision of education for every child.  In a small village near Salima, there is an isolated community who have little access to employment opportunities and education. Children here previously had an 8-mile round trip on foot - many without sturdy shoes or shoes at all - and, if even 1 minute late, would be turned away resulting in many not attending. We've committed to building a new school here for local children to ensure every child has easy access to full-time education - the key to breaking poverty once and for all.

Come and help us continue to build facilities here - no skills necessary as local builders lead the way and there's always a job for everyone - from mixing cement, to painting - and of course, entertaining the children who are so full of joy and excitement to welcome you!

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.

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Country Information

Moyo Village near Salima in the central region on

The time Zone is GMT +2 hours

Official language of Chichewa although English is also spoken

Tropical climate. Average temp in July is 20-24°C. Cool at night.

The journey is approximately 15 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...


Yawo children now able to attend school


Classrooms for the new school in Moyo


Toilet block for the Moyo School

Trip Dates

Malawi 2020 – Team 1

11 Jul - 25 Jul 2020


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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

14 Nov 2020

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