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Malawi


Malawi Council for the Handicapped
Kittermaster Avenue, BCA Hills, Post Office Box 5971, Limbe, Malawi.
Contact person: Mr. Steven Wisemavi Msowoya, Executive Director
Tel: +265 1 847 105
Fax: +265 1 845 449
Email: wisemavi2001@yahoo.co.uk; macohahdoffice@yahoo.co.uk
Activities: Vocational skill training (institutional); Community based rehabilitation program; Educational sponsorship; Provision of soft loans and business advisory services; Public education on disability issues; Registration of organisations working with persons with disabilities. The council is a regulatory body in the area of disability.

Malawi Union of the Blind
PO Box 5092, Limbe, Malawi.
Contact person: Mr Ezekiel Kumwenda, Executive Director
Tel: +265 8 852 391 or +265 1 842 144
Fax: +265 1 840 389
Email: mubmalawi@africa-online.net; kumwendaezekiel@yahoo.com; ezekielkumwenda@gmail.com
Activities: Malawi Union of Blind is using a small grant from Voluntary Service Oversea's Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa (RAISA) to raise the awareness of young blind students and the people around them about HIV/AIDS and change their behaviour. Using the grant, the Union is training blind students and distributing braille HIV/AIDS information, education and communication material to the blind. Also involved in: advocacy, training, materials production and materials distribution.

Mulanje Vocational Training Centre for the Blind
PO Box 76, Mulanje, Malawi.
Contact person: Christoper Lakatika, Senior Instructor
Tel +265 465 266
Email: lakatika@yahoo.com
Activities: Training is provided in agriculture which covers crops and livestock management practices. Every effort is made to adapt techniques to suit visually impaired persons so that they are able to produce enough for food and sale. Trainees are actually engaged in field work, poultry keeping and theory discussions under qualified agricultural instructors. Other skills include braille writing and reading, daily living skills, orientation and mobility, health education, guidance and counseling and business management.

Society for the Blind in Malawi
PO Box 278, Zomba, Malawi.

 



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