Students at Mazembe primary school learn about population growth in Malawi

World Population Day 2021

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The population of the World has risen by 1.03% from 2020. However, in Malawi it is rising by 2.69%.

Whilst this might not seem much higher than the World increase, data suggests that by 2058 Malawi will surpass 50 million people, up from 19.5 million today.

On World Population Day we look at one way we are educating youngsters in Malawi on the increasing population and challenges this poses to the country’s resources.

Khumbo and Watson run our Family Planning and Sexual Health project and one area of work is within schools. Fun and simple demonstrations take place and students are encouraged to ask questions.

The ultimate aim? That the next generation are equipped with the knowledge to make informed choices when planning their future.

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