Chifundo parents travel to Wells For Zoë crop farming Programme

Chifundo Foundation is delighted to announce that three of its local team in Zomba have traveled to Northern Malawi to participate in a programme offered by Wells for Zoë (

The programme, which provides invaluable information and experience in relation to the farming of crops suitable for Malawi’s climate and terrain will take place over 5 weeks on the Lusangazi farm in Mzuzu, Malawi.

Wells for Zoë is an excellent Irish charity based mainly  in Northern Malawi and focused on enabling the rural poor to access clean, safe, drinking water. It also does great work   with women’s self-help clusters which includes conservation farming. We at Chifundo are delighted to be aligned with Wells for Zoë and are very grateful for this opportunity which they have generously offered to us.

The programme will give training on the best crops to grow and how to go about sourcing them. Additionally, there will be training on how to grow plants that provide the basis for fertiliser and pest-control on a natural and native basis. Wells for Zoë will also allow the participants return with some citrus fruit crop seedlings to plant back in Zomba. The participants will return with a great deal of knowledge and confidence in relation to sustainable crop farming techniques which will be engendered in our educational and nutritional programmes.

The three particpants from Chifundo are parents of children that are currently receiving education through Chifundo: Don Mankhokwe (father of Shadreck Mankhokwe), Lusungu Ndovi, mother of Glory Disi), and Zione Khomera  (mother of Emily Musa). We wish them all the best on their trip to Mzuzu.


DIT International Food Fundraiser

DIT International Food Fundraiser

Some of DIT’s Erasmus students ran a fundraising event on January 22nd in DIT’s Cathal Brugha Street restaurant in aid of Chifundo.

Students from fifteen countries laid out their tables with their native food prepared by themselves together with maps and flags of their country. They came from as far afield as India, South America, South Korea, and Hong Kong and many European countries. The place was packed with all nationalities which made for rich sharing on their various cultures, their subjects of study and their experience living in Dublin.

The event was a great success and enjoyed by all. Our sincere thanks to Juan Carlos, Barbara, Filip and Francois for all the work that went into organising the event!

This initiative forms part of the students’ social entrepreneurship module which was introduced by Professor Tom Cooney of DIT.

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DIT Fundraising Event: International Cuisine Evening

Some of DIT’s Erasmus students are arranging a fundraising event in aid of Chifundo as part of their social entrepreneurship module which was introduced by Professor Tom Cooney of DIT. The event will see many of the university’s foreign student’s showcasing their national ethnic cuisines in a night of food, music in DIT’s Cathal Brugha Street buildings. Entry to the event is €5 with all proceeds going to Chifundo. Our sincere thanks organising and participating in the event.


Happy New Year!

Wishing all our Chifundo supporters a very Happy New Year in 2014! Keep an eye on the Chifundo Foundation website in 2014, for the latest news on upcoming events and on the Learning Centre Development throughout the year. 

We have new blog contributors ready to keep you updated!

Results of Chifundo Golf Event 2013.

Chifundo Golf Day – 23rd August 2013

Thank you  to so many generous contributors on behalf of all at Chifundo and all the children in Malawi.

Total number of teams played:46. Net proceeds at time of reconciliation (29/8/2013) over €12,000.

Golf Overall Winners

Donal O’Keeffe – Milltown

Katriona O’Keeffe – St.Helens

Pat Cunneen – Woodbrook

Carmel Cunneen – Woodbrook

Score 50.3
Category A – First Prize Category B – First Prize Category C – First Prize

Stephen Ahearne

Stephen Ahearne(j)

Maurice Devitt

Eric Byrne

Ciaran Daly

Liam Mongey

Cormac Nagle

John Carroll

Michael Keating

John Kendlin

Mike Scott

Sandra Keating

Score 51.5 Score 52.3 Score 50.7
International Team Ladies Team Prize Early Bird

Douglas Johnson

Noel Bolger

Louise Farrell

Marian Barrett

Lisa Croke

Una Scollard

Ger O`Shea

Amanda Lawless

Pat Jordan

Tom Sinnott

Noelle Tracey

Adrienne Davitt Synott

Score 53.3 Score 54.0 Score 52.2
Longest Drive Men – 15th Hole Longest Drive Women – 12th Hole

Kieran Moran

Mairead Marnane

Nearest the Pin Men – 14th Hole Nearest the Pin Women – 14th Hole

Sean Carney

Patricia Donovan


Chifundo Golf Event 2013

The golf event takes place on Friday the 23rd of August at the Greystones golf club. The generosity of the club and the sponsors of this event insures that all golf team entry fees go directly to the Chfiundo Foundation project in Malawi

Format of events:

  • Team of 4 persons – scramble
  • 2 shotgun starts at 10am and 3pm
  • Price per team (4) including Golf, light meal,and prizes : €200Sponsors and friends of Chifundo also invited to meal at 8:00pm