Expanding the arts ecosystem in Malawi

Expanding the arts ecosystem in Malawi

“There’s not much art in Malawi” was the refrain I heard from expats and Malawians alike as I asked around about the art scene in the country. I was skeptical. I have always firmly believed that wherever there are people, there is art.

Viktorya, who was a GHC Fellow working with AGHCA from July 2016- July 2017 reflects on the Arts Ecosystem in Malawi on the 'Americans for the Arts' blog.

Fear of poverty keeps our people poor

Fear of poverty keeps our people poor

Rodney Likaku, former Programme Officer for Students with Dreams, shares his thoughts on challenging the narrative of powerlessness so often tied to poverty and inspiring Malawi's youth to embrace bold ideas. Rodney is now a Lecturer in English language and literature at Chancellor College. Read more on Red Bull Amaphiko, a platform connecting social entrepreneurs around the world.

Tales from the Margins

Tales from the Margins

The AGHCA is thrilled to report that the Umunthu programme was featured on Tales from the Margins, a new TV programme in the UK. The host, Dr Rainer Schulze, invited Programme Officer Rodger Phiri and Students with Dream alum Mwizalero Nyirenda to discuss the making of Mwizalero’s award-winning film, Umunthu: An African Response to Homosexuality, and the film’s impact in Malawi.

Umunthu Connect Featured on Maravi Post

Umunthu Connect Featured on Maravi Post

Hear more about the role Umunthu can play in encouraging tolerance and empathy from Mabvuto Bamusi, President Mutharika’s special advisor on Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Read more in the Maravi Post's coverage of our Umunthu Connect event.

That’s A Wrap! Final Masa Film Project Screening

This December, working in partnership with Dignitas International, the AGHCA completed the final phase of screenings in 13 communities in Zomba district for the MASA Film Project. Each screening was accompanied by moonlight HIV testing and counselling, provide a discrete way for members of rural communities to learn their status.