We began working in Malawi in 2020 to continue our mission to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi

Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi

Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) are an umbrella organisation of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in Malawi working to provide a unified voice for all people with disabilities. FEDOMA is respected and consulted by both the Malawi government and other NGOs on issues relating to disability.

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52% of all people in Malawi live in poverty, and 1 in 5 have a disability. Most children with disabilities drop out of school due to the stigma and discrimination they face on a daily basis. We are trying to change this.

Over the last three years...


Parents Registered

We have engaged with 219 parents of children with disabilities through parent support groups.


Children Enrolled

We have enrolled 288 young children with disabilities into early childhood education.


Teachers Trained

We have trained 37 pre-school teachers in disability-inclusive teaching methods.

What we are proud of

Children with disabilities are often excluded from Early Childhood Education, an exclusion which can lead to educational and social inequalities that can persist through their lifetime. As part a three-year project in Malawi, we developed a disability inclusive play programme, which was implemented across multiple Early Childhood Education centres and incorporates elements of play alongside more traditional teaching methods to develop valuable skills.

To support this scheme, we co-developed an inclusive play guide with Malawian education officials and organised multiple trainings for teachers on how to implement the play scheme in their centres in a disability inclusive way. This provided an invaluable opportunity for children with disabilities to build their confidence, while creating an entry point for their integration into primary education


Patuma's Story

Patuma’s challenges started at a young age and a problem with her spine meant that she could not stand or sit unassisted. There was no support available in her community and this meant that Patuma was not receiving the help she needed.

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Together, we can transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children.

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