Christian Aid Scotland has received £367,600 from the current Scottish Government to fund its partner, Theatre for a Change, from November 2008 until October 2011.
This is part of the Scottish Government's commitment to fund projects in Malawi as part of the co-operation agreement, and enable Christian Aid to support HIV education through teacher training colleges both in Malawi and Scotland.
This is the second grant that Christian Aid has received to work in Malawi. The first three-year programme was a joint project between Christian Aid and the Church of Scotland to educate young people in Scotland and Malawi about HIV.
Christian Aid Scotland has also just received confirmation that we will receive £400,000 towards our long-term development work in the Northern District of Karonga for three years from April 2010.
This project will be implemented through community based structures in remote, rural areas that are under-served by government services.
There is also a Cross Party Group on Malawi in the Scottish Parliament and Christian Aid Scotland is a member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership, an independent charitable organisation.
The partnership aims to foster links between the two nations and to encourage development of sustainable projects in Malawi, to read about the successes of Christian Aid Scotland projects click here.