The Killearn Malawi Group (KMG) is managed by a Committee of 9 Trustees, appointed annually by the Friends of KMG, and an additional Youth Member. The Committee appoints a Chairperson, a Treasurer and a Secretary. KMG is a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charities Registrar (OSCR), which regulates charities in Scotland, and to whom KMG reports annually.
KMG arose out of contacts which Killearn Kirk made with a mission partner working with the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP), in the north of Malawi. Many church projects were supported, and materials sent out in containers organised by the Raven Trust. When the work of fundraising and supporting projects increased, it was decided to establish KMG to act as a focus of the work.
Our mission is the prevention and/or the relief of poverty in Malawi, and the advancement of Health and Education. We achieve these aims by:
- Working directly with communities in Malawi to assess their needs
- Working in partnership with communities and with other partners to respond to these needs
- Considering the sustainability of all projects
- Providing opportunities for training to promote sustainability of projects
Who we work with
KMG works with partners who live or are deeply involved in work in Malawi. In Mzuzu district in the north, we have supported the work of the Raven Trust, and have continued to support the work of the CCAP, Livingsonia Synod, through its Secretary, Rev Levi Nyondo, who has visited Killearn a number of times. We have recently started supporting projects in the most southerly district, Nsanje, where the present Chairperson of KMG lived and worked many years ago. Our partners there are Kondwani Chidziwisano, a lecturer in the University of Malawi, and a Masters graduate of Strathclyde University, and Victor Chidziwisano, an executive with one of the main mobile telephone companies. We are also fortunate to have the support of George Hope Chidziwisano, whose company designed this website.