Next Goggle Works 21 February 2020 in Colchester

Goggle Works graphic

Happy New Year everyone! 2020 is already speeding on, our medical students are busy at college, and we’re looking forward to the next Goggle Works Party. Join us on 21 February 19:30 to help sort and measure donated glasses, check and repair donated equipment, and pack the next delivery to Malawi. And with plenty of refreshments to keep you going. No previous experience necessary! Call 01206 622712 for more info and venue details.

Christmas greetings!

Light of the world graphic

Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me has the light of life”. What a promise! What a hope held out to us in a world of conflict, lies and injustice. This is the Christmas message.

We do trust that in some way, the work of Focus on Malawi somehow contributes to people finding the light of life, as we partner with our friends in the Jesus-inspired mission hospitals in Malawi.

Our prayers are with them as they continue to serve their communities in difficult economic circumstances.

So at this special season, we’d like to send Christmas greetings to all our friends out in Malawi, and at the same time to all our friends who support this work in the UK.

Calendar 2020: Malawi scenes

Malawi calendars 2020

By popular demand, we have produced a new calendar for 2020, at A4 size, and it is available now. It contains varied scenes of the lakeside and upland landscape, and at the Vwasa Wildlife Reserve. All photos taken by Focus on Malawi/The Raven Trust volunteers. We’re suggesting a donation of £6.00, which will include postage. Featured on the front cover are some of the local clinical staff whose training in Malawi colleges the Trust sponsors. Send your name and address by email to and we will send you the calendar, together with details of how to make your donation.

Successful 2019 clinical visits

We’re so grateful to report that both teams which recently visited Malawi are safely home and well. Altogether, it was a very busy four weeks and most of our objectives were met. We return hugely encouraged by our partners in the hospitals and all that they are doing to serve their communities. We’ll be posting here more news in relation to the trips in due course.

Eye examination at Embangweni Hospital
Eye examination at Embangweni Hospital using a slit lamp.