A charity working with the local community in Malawi to
improve health, education and sanitation, has been awarded
an Everyday Impact Award by the Directory of Social Change
Malawi Dream founder Sonia Waters says the charity's vision
is to provide financial means and practical guidance to
enable the villagers on Likoma Island to help themselves.
"A huge undertaking was installing a water tank and
running water for Mbungo and Nkwazi villages. Residents
can now grow vegetables, make bricks and no longer need
to go to the lake for water for cooking and washing."
The award was one of four offered by DSC at their annual
Social Change Awards.
Help the Aged won the Influencer Award for their campaign
on ageism which led the government to ban age discrimination
in all areas of life, not just the workplace.
Neighbourhood Renewal Team won the Public Body Award for
their work in the development and revitalisation of a community
St Nicholas Hospice won the Investing in Social Change
Award for their innovative scheme providing work experience
opportunities for disadvantaged members of their community.