Lennie Learns to Walk

Lennie is 12 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. When Matilda (Ripple Africa’s project coordinator) started to make regular home visits in 2017, Lennie was unable to walk or talk. Therefore, Matilda taught the grandmothers exercises to do with Lennie to help with speech and to strengthen her legs. The grandmothers were then able to […]

Meet Ascherveen

Meet Ascherveen, a very happy little boy. Ascherveen is supported by our Disabilities and Rehabilitation Project as he has cerebral palsy. His family had resigned themselves to the fact that he would never be able to sit up let alone walk. However, Matilda who runs the project, has taught the family various exercises and over […]

The Power of Therapy

Agnes is five years old. When she was referred to our Disability and Rehabilitation Project in early 2017, she couldn’t walk. By Christmas 2017 she took her first steps, eighteen months later, she’s running around and here she is showing off her skills! Her Mum and family are cheering in the background. Persistence and hard […]

Alistair and Doreen’s Volunteer Story

Medical volunteers Alistair and Doreen have written a story about their time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. In November 2018 myself and Alistair Watson arrived at Mwaya Beach to start 12 weeks voluntary work with RIPPLE Africa. Before […]

Physiotherapist Melissa’s Volunteer Story

Recent volunteer physiotherapist Melissa Loubser has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. The world, and especially Malawi, is full of NGO’s and charities – some get it right and others not. Some even […]

Elise’s Volunteer Story

Recent volunteer Elise Graham has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. My first glimpse of Mwaya after finishing a long night bus journey was of the sun rising over the lake. It was […]