Monday, 4 July 2016

Day 2: Chilangani

After an early start we left the Fisherman's Rest Lodge and started on our way to Chillingani. 

On the way we picked up Joseph our Project Officer. We then stopped at a feeding centre nearby to the village for children under 6. 

We helped give them their breakfast which was a maize porridge mix and sang with them. 

The hokey kokey was a particular favourite! They also taught us a chant where we were in a circle with people dancing in the middle. Maisy and Dom were asked to show off their skills and I think everyone was impressed! We then continued our journey.

On arrival in Chillingani village we were overwhelmed by the amount of people who came out to greet us. We had a delicious lunch made for us. 

Later on in the afternoon we were called out of our house by the sounds of drums and singing and we knew the welcome  ceremony was starting. During the ceremony there were lots of speeches and traditional dances, one which we got to join in with!

We also contributed to the ceremony with a rendition of 'Shine Jesus Shine', which wasn't received particularly well!! Afterwards we went back, cooked dinner and slept after a very busy day.


  1. What a fantastic start to a great experience. Look after yourselves but most important look after all the kids you will meet. Tom is researching snakes in Malawi - update to follow.

  2. Great to hear how you are doing. Sounds an amazing experience already.

  3. Sounds fantastic, thank you for the update after a long day :)

  4. A great Malawi welcome from the local kids.Hope the rain has cleared and you are taking in the sounds and smells of up country Africa?

  5. Sounds as if you are all having the experience of a lifetime , so glad you are all feeling welcome and settling into village life . Take care , work hard and enjoy every minute . Xxx Mandy Miranda

  6. Sounds like you're having the best experience. Even got dancer in the family now!