Malawi

Malawi is a small country in the continent of Africa and is called “The Warm Heart of Africa” because of the friendliness of the people who live there. Sadly, the people of Malawi face many challenges. Malawi is one of poorest countries in the world and droughts and floods are becoming more frequent, due to the effects of climate change.

Malawi’s economy is based on farming. The country’s main crops are tobacco, sugarcane, tea, peanuts, cotton, and coffee. Over recent years droughts and floods have ruined harvests. This has made it even harder for farmers to make money and so affected Malawi’s economy.

People from Malawi are called Malawian and their official language is Chichewa and English. Many children in Malawi are members of Holy Childhood clubs. In Britain Holy Childhood is known as Mission Together. At their meetings, the children read stories from Bible, pray the Mission Rosary, learn worship songs and dances, plan ways to help people in their community, and share the little money they have to help other children around the world.

In the film below we can see some Holy Childhood supporters perform a worship song which speaks about their mission to share God’s love. One of the ways these young people fulfil their mission is through music – could you do the same?