Malawi 2024 (Project Africa) is a Berkshire Scouts international community project and global awareness programme. Put simply: young people supporting young people!
Slideshow from recce
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Latest news – general
See table below (Key resources, documents, and links) for Scout Overseas Travel Insurance documents.
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Latest news – participants
Stage 4 payment (£600) due 30 January 2024.
Latest news – leaders
Stage 4 payment due 30 January 2024.
Click here for a recording of the recce briefing (14 August 2023).
Malawi 2024 online shop
The online shop is open for business! Click this link to visit the shop. Goods in the shop include clothing, bags, etc, as well as the opportunity to ‘buy a brick and help build a better life in Malawi’.
World Travel Market & Malawi
Three members of the leader team travelled to the World Travel Market show in London today to broaden our Malawian knowledge! We met with the company that will be supporting us with our in country logistics, and made plenty of other useful contacts along the way!
September training weekend
The main purpose of the first training weekend was for participants and leaders to spend time getting to know each other. Working together will be key to delivering projects and getting the most out of the Malawi adventure.
Scouts enjoyed a busy weekend programme by taking part in activity bases which included: health & hygiene; fundraising; African crafts; hiking trail; team building games; and desert survival!
Images from recce
The Republic of Malawi has an approximate population of 20 million people. The country is famed as the ‘warm heart of Africa’ for good reason: Malawi is known for its happy people, beautiful landscapes, and rich culture
Malawi stretches about 520 miles (840 km) from north to south and varies in width from 5 to 100 miles (10 to 160 km). Lake Malawi covers a fifth of the country.
Projects in Malawi will be very similar to those completed in the three previous visits to Uganda. The projects will take place in villages approximately 30–40 minutes from the second city of Blantyre. The in-country partner supporting projects is ‘Joshua’. We are also exploring a rest and recreation base near the town of Zomba.
Joshua is a British charity working in the Blantyre area of Malawi. Established in 1998, the charity believes ‘in giving children the best possible start in life through Early Child Development work’.
Top awards and Malawi 2024
Download the ‘top awards guidance’ document to see how participating in Malawi 2024 can support you in achieving elements of your badges and awards. It is important that you let your section leaders know what you would like to achieve so that they can support you and record your achievements along the way.
|stage payments||due date|
|Stage 4||£600||30 January 2024|
|Stage 5||£600||30 March|
|An invoice will be sent for each stage payment|
|Participant/Parent/Leader webinar||early new year (tbc)|
|2nd training weekend||22–24 March|
|Leader Briefing||12 May|
|final training weekend||21–23 June|
|group 1 flight outward (depart LHR)||27 July|
|group 2 flight outward (depart LHR)||29 July|
|group 1 return (arrive LHR)||16 August|
|group 2 return (arrive LHR)||17 August|
Key resources, documents, and links
|Scout Overseas Travel Insurance (documents x3) below:|
|1 Policy document||click here|
|2 Insurance Product Information document||click here|
|3 Summary policy extension||click here|
|Personal kit list||click here|
|Online Shop||click here|
|Bulletin 1 (April 2023)||click here|
|Bulletin 2 (May 2023)||click here|
|Bulletin 3 (July 2023)||click here|
|Bulletin 4 (August 2023) – recce report||click here|
|Bulletin 5 (September 2023) – join-in programmes||click here|
|Bulletin 6 (October 2023) – top awards||click here|
|Bulletin 7 (October 2023) – flight special||click here|
|Bulletin 8 (November 2023) – youth shaped; insurance; online shop||click here|
|Malawi 2024 Terms & Conditions v6||click here|
|Project Africa logo (high res)||click here|
|Project Africa logo (low res / screen)||click here|
|Malawi 2024 logo (high res)||click here|
|Malawi 2024 logo (low res / screen)||click here|
|Joshua logo (high res)||click here|
|Joshua logo (low res / screen)||click here|
|Facebook page (Malawi 2024 public)||click here|
|Facebook page (Malawi 2024 group only)||click here|
|Facebook page (Project Africa)||click here|
|Project Africa journey (video)||click here|
|Participant/Parent/Leader webinar (recording) – July 2023||click here|
|Participant/Parent/Leader webinar (recording) – November 2023||click here|
|Participants (14–18 years)|
|Funding letter (template to verify participation in Malawi 2024)||click here|
|Funding support document||click here|
|Top awards guidance||click here|
|Leader Bulletin 1 (May 2023)||click here|
|Recording of recce briefing for leader team (14 August 2023)||click here|
Project Africa journey
Malawi 2024 will be similar in format to previous visits to Uganda and these can be seen by visiting Project Africa . . . the journey as well as seeing the linked Global Awareness Programme (including the Project Africa Challenge Badge). See also video below.
For further information or enquiries:
Contact: Simon Pickett, Deputy County Commissioner (Programme)