Jill Dando Centre Malawi

Jill Dando Centre Malawi

Launch an innovative News Centre in northern Malawi to empower youth and offer them a voice on a local and international level

£110 raised of £1,000 target 11 %
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 10:49pm 6th July 2017

Students from Worle and Weston-Super-Mare in the UK have been inspired by their local hero and journalist, Jill Dando, to establish a thriving news centre in her honour.  Local triumphs and positive stories are not enough: they want to go international!  As a teacher and project leader here in the UK I am bringing their model, skills and enthusiasm to Malawi in southern Africa where I support a very special charity.

The centre will be set up in partnership with the Limbikira Foundation (LIFO) in Mzimba, Malawi in a bid to empower youth and offer them a platform to share their voice.  Stories from around the region will be shared locally, nationally, and internationally to create a collaborative media outlet led by young people.  

The project will offer training and opportunity to budding journalists and provide a unique opportunity of interaction between students from two different cultural backgrounds.  Students or school leavers (unemployed youth) will gain invaluable experience and learn what it means to be part of a hard-working, driven news team. 

Find more info on the amazing UK news team here: 

Here I am working with local youth at a LIFO sports tournament in Mzimba, Malawi in 2016: 

A LIFO team member addressing the huge crowds of passionate youth in Mzimba, Malawi in