Culture and Education

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.

Farewell party of TTC Lilongwe

Winner of World Cup Brazil 2014 CREATIVE COMPETITION

On Friday, July 18th 2014, Johannes Scharlau, Deputy Head of the German Embassy accompanied by Gregor Suchan and Liman Mawanda attended the annual Farewell Party of the Lilongwe Teachers’ College (TTC).

Handover of netballs and bibs to the founder of the Green Sisters Netball Club, Charity Malanga byJohannes Scharlau, Deputy Head of Mission^

German Embassy supports Green Sisters Netball Club

The German Embassy donated 4 sets of Netball bibs and 6 netballs to Green Sisters Netball Club Lilongwe as part of the Embassy's ongoing Internaiton Sports Promotion programme.

German soccer jerseys for coaching staff

Coaching certificate for Ernest Mtawali

On Tuesday, 15 April 2014, Ernest Mtawali received his coaching certificate at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Together with fellow Malawian Patrick Mabedi, Ernest Mtawali successfully completed a three-week International Coaching Course of the German Football Association (DFB) in Hennef, Germany. The course took place in May 2013.

Group Picture at Chinkhumbe Primary School

A visit to Chinkhumbe Primary School

On Thursday, 04 July 2013,  Mr. Johannes Scharlau, Deputy Head of the German Embassy, accompanied by Mrs. Andrea Waldau and Mr. Andrew M'Bwana, visited Chinkhumbe Primary School in Mtakataka.

Deputy Head of the German Embassy, Johannes Scharlau and President of the Malawian Paralympic Committee, Mr. Juma Mkandawire

Sports Equipment for Malawi Paralympic Games

Germany’s International Sports Promotion believes in sports without borders. In line with this, on 25 June 2013 German Embassy Lilongwe donated basketballs and footballs to Malawi Paralympic Committee (MPC) in support of  the Malawi National Paralympic Sports day which falls on the 20th of July. The handover took place at the Malawi National Councilof Sports Offices in Lilongwe.

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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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