Culture and Education

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website -

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?

The group with H.E. Mr. Michael B. Kamphambe Nkhoma, Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi to Germany

Future Young Entrepreneurs

Pupils from the Bambino Secondary School pitch their  business ideas in Berlin Over the past two years, 30 pupils from the Bambino Secondary School in Lilongwe participated in the EU-funded FUTURE YO...

The association Afghan Rehabilitation Group e.V.  is keen to provide women with vocational training and employment.

The Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office

Since 1981 the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the preservation of cultural heritage across the world through the Federal Foreign Office’s Cultural Preservation Programme, with the aim of strengthening people’s sense of their own national identity in the partner country and fostering cultural dialogue among partners. The Programme has become a very effective instrument of German cultural relations and education policy.

Jairos Nkhoma at the German Embassy with his brother Kafumu Nkhoma, his friend Elton Reed Ng'ombe and Johannes Scharlau before his flight to Leipzig

International Coaching Course for Volleyball in Leipzig

The German Embassy wishes "gute Reise" (a safe journey) to Mr Jairos Nkhoma, who will spend the next 5 months in Leipzig/Germany. Mr Nkhoma will take part in an international coaching course for volleyball held by the University of Leipzig. Coaching courses like this are part of the German international sports promotion program and are co-financed by the German Foreign Office.

Kamuzu Institute of Sports - women's football team

German Embassy supports Kamuzu Institute of Sports in Lilongwe

The German Embasssy donated basketballs and footballs to the Kamuzu Institute of Sports in order to support the various sports programmes offered to the youth of Lilongwe.

Living legends

New exhibition on contemporary history in Malawi: Living Legends

"Living Legends since Independence – Malawians tell their stories" is a German-Malawian project of rememberance which is aiming at shedding light on the nations history since the mass mobilization for Independence of Nyasaland in the 1950s. This project is funded by the Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office and supported by the German Embassy Lilongwe.

German Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste is handing over a donation to Tikondane Street Children

A Donation to Tikondane Street Children

Stimulated by the generous contribution of high end prizes to a raffle from Kenya Airways and Airtel Malawi visitors of a movie night at the German Ambassador's residence in Lilongwe collected 240,000 Kwacha.

Johannes Scharlau, Deputy Head of German Mission is handing over sport jerseys to Chadza CDSS

Support for CDSS Chadza

On 18 September 2014, representatives of the German Embassy visited Chadza Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) as part of the international sports promotion programme.

Handover of jerseys of the German Women's Football Nationalteam to the Malawian Women's Football Committee by Johannes Scharlau

German Embassy supports Women’s Football in Malawi

On August 20th 2014 Mr. Johannes Scharlau, Deputy Head of Mission, and Mr. Gregor Suchan welcomed a delegation representing women’s football in Malawi to the Embassy.

Culture and Education

Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin - Lange Nacht der Museen

Partner school in Malawi: Bambino Private School

PASCH - Partner School Initiative

Education creates prospects - multilingualism opens new horizons. At our partner schools abroad we not only desire to provide students with access to the German language and education system, we also want to generate interest in and understanding for one another. 

In Malawi, the Bambino Private School Lilongwe is the first and only school in Malawi where students can learn the German language.

More information on the "Schools: Partners for the Future" initiative are available here:

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VW-Käfer aus den 60er Jahren

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Cultural life in Germany

Tschaikowsky-Ballett in der Staatsoper Berlin

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Online courses in higher education

University instructor

Starting mid-October, Berlin-based, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.