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*we just love it*

Meet 🌈 WENAFWI✨ Zanji Store …..an artist who decorates and beautifies cloths…..she can stamp on it….paint on it….anyhow…..the clothes will look soooooo kool….🎨….a unique master piece….a must have….SOON in Germany-straight out of Malawi…..🔥…..u want an art piece from Zanji Store get in touch with chikondis info@chikondis.org …zikomo kwambiri Wenafwi 🫅💎

Our new chikondis brochure

…..Thank you so very much Laura-Marie💐 for your creativity and wonderful work. Thanks for your generosity❤ ……without you, we couldn´t present our new chikondis brochure, available in English and German…..we are so happy😃 to do that now…🎉……… here it is….

28th May – international Day of Action for Women’s Health
✊🏽✊✊🏿 TODAY….. ! www.may28.org
Calling on governments and the international communities to ensure a holistic, inclusive, and women-centric as well as human rights-based approach to women and girls’ health ALL OVER THE WORLD ✊🏽✊✊🏿 It is about recognizing women’s sexual and reproductive rights, and supporting all women as they make sexual and reproductive choices for themselves, throughout their whole live ! ✊🏽✊✊🏿 We received a call for action……coming soon….chikondis action in the making…….🌺
Miss Culture Malawi
🇲🇼 Miss Culture Malawi 💚🖤❤️…..where beauty meets brain. Chikondis met Maddie ( Madalo Mkuwu), former model herself and remarkable entrepreneur. She is part of the team and her Vision is to empower the young Malawian women through the education scholarship with Exploits University and promote Malawi’s heritage to the world to encourage tourism to the country.
—> be on the look out ……chikondis and Miss Culture Malawi 2022 will join hands

Thank you beloved people
 🇲🇼 so grateful 🤎 ndathokoza kwabiri ☀️ our chikondis project in Malawi wouldn´t be possible without you 🌺 Atuya, Abel, Issah, Junior, Tiko, Ngwire, Mama Banda and music from BLACKUNIKONZ 🥰
Thanks to our photo and video artist Ben Bei Nakhumwa …..
5th of May – International day of midwives

… 1 day to go on the road to IDM 2022……dear beloved colleagues lets cheer ourselves in Kasungu……..see u there….

*** Happy International Midwives Day to all my wonderful
I appreciate, value and respect you so very much ***
Teamwork makes the dream work
Networking, brainstorming and interview time with journalist Gome….project manager of Pamoza Tingakwaniska in Karonga 💛
You doing a great work, which is sooooo important 🤎
Happy we met…..Nawonga chomene 💚

 

Malawi

🇲🇼 For the love of Malawi 🤎 chikondis is back on the track in MALAWI….kuthamanga thamanga for a very good cause 💪🏻💪🏿 looking forward to work with our team on site

International women´s day 8th March 2022

 🌺 chikondis celebrates ✨ just like every every day the international 👍🏻 WOMEN´S DAY 💪🏾

Our beautiful and colourful chikondis products

🙏🏻 The colourful world of chikondis 🤎 we are grateful 🙏🏽 

http://www.chikondis-shop.org

 

Stop FGM_C

‼️ The International day of Zero Tolerance for FGM_C  (Female Genital Mutilation _ Cutting) is held today, on the 6th February. ‼️ We support and appreciate the work of Mama Afrika e.V.

Creativity
🌧 Meet the dark days with bright colours 🎨 … being creative against boredom is best here..🤩 .. in the Keramik-Mal-Cafe *colour your day* https://www.instagram.com/colour_your_day_friedenau/
💋 Thanks to Alik and Özlem for their great support 💋
Diversity

💖 THANKS LEGO – EVERYONE IS AWSOME  ✊🏾✊✊🏿✊🏻 chikondis loves and lives DIVERSITY 🌈 Stand up for tolerance – respect and appreciation 💋…..

Happy New Year

We wish you all a happy, blessed, colorful and peaceful new year . 2022 is coming and we say bye bye to 2021.

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🎀 Chikondis association is wishing you a contemplative and peaceful 4th advent 🍪🌲 A Bungwe la chikondis akukufunirani mafuno a bwino a ndi chisangalalo Cha Mtendere pa thawi mukukodwera chisangalalo cha kubadwa(kudza) kwa ambuye yesu 🌍

medical textbook updates

Finaly……so needed ! A medical student is working to diversify medical textbooks with his illustrations of Black people !

https://twitter.com/CBSMornings/status/1468232202416799764?s=20

Thank you very much https://twitter.com/ebereillustrate

25th of November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

🌹 Today roses tell us a sad story.🌹Roses Revolution is a global movement against obstetric violence🌹
🌹/http://www.may28.org/obstetric-violence/ 🌹

chikondis advent calendar

Time to DIY a chikondis advent calendar ! Get some small things from our chikondis online shop
🎊*🎅🏾*💝*⭐️
www.chikondis-shop.org
🎄*🍭*🤶🏻*

STOPP FGM-C
❗STOP FGM_C *stop female genital mutilation* stop female genital cutting❗
 
Get the first German guideline for midwives dealing with FGM_C in Berlin-Brandenburg. (DIN A5, 60 pages)
 
Midwife Swantje Lüthge from chikondis e.V. was part of the editorial stuff and wrote about her experiences to create awareness among her colleagues 👋👋🏾
 
 
Press order:  presse@fpz-berlin.de

                

 

knowledge is power-part 2

Chairwoman of the chikondis association and midwife Swantje aka Marley is writing articels about different health topics for the MASM Health Magazine in Malawi, since March 2021.

 ❗️SECOND ARTICLE: breast cancer ❗️

Get the download: https://masm.mw/downloads/masm-health-magazine.html

                

 
chikondis bracelets

😍 wow…….beautiful chikondis bracelets with original sand from lake Malawi in a small amulet 💖 A wonderful gift as a memory of “the warm heart of Africa”….or…..just buy it to support the work of chikondis e.V. in Malawi 😘
A HUGE thanks to 💋 Lenka and Jan 🌞 the couple of sand and to our model Twitike 👧🏾🥰

-> get yours quickly…info@chikondis.org

https://www.coupleofsand.com/
https://www.facebook.com/coupleofsandjewellery/

                

 

 

press

The German midwife magazine “Deutsche Hebammen Zeitschrift” writes about the chairwoman of chikokondis association and midwife Swantje Lüthge. A 4 page article titeled “All roads lead to Malawi”

+++A big THANK YOU goes to author and midwife colleague Bettina Salis+++

Alle Wege führen nach Malawi (dhz-online.de)

networking

The German-Malawian Association meets and chikondis e.V. as well as Umodzi wa a Malawi in Germany e.V. are part of it…..🇩🇪🇲🇼 ….we are thankful for exchanging experience and thoughts…..

sharing is caring

🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏿chikondis e.V. donated 100.000 face masks 😷 and our youth group in Malawi 🇲🇼 distributed them among 👩🏾‍⚕️ district hospitals 🧑🏿‍⚕️
***Zikomo kwambiri ***

Knowledge is power
Chairwoman of the chikondis association and midwife Swantje aka Marley is writing articels about different health topics for the MASM Health Magazine in Malawi, since March 2021.
 
First article: cervical cancer
 
! GOOD TO KNOW !
 
 If you work in a medical field, you must get this book !!! 🙌🏾
 
Creative support
🖌Be creative to push the rainy clouds away🎈alongside supporting our association 💝….check out the café “Colour Your Day”, where you can paint ceramics or book a pottery course. 10% of the income will be donated to our chikondis project.🥰

https://www.colouryourday.de/chikondis-projekt

Thank you so much Alifet and Özlem 🎉 You guys are wonderful 💖

Aside from that, you will see our chikondis shelf with lots of colorful and with love handmade chikondis products from Malawi. 🇲🇼

https://www.colouryourday.de

SOLD OUT
🎊 Wow……our 🤱🏿 chikondis baby cradle bags🤰🏾  are SOLD OUT ….🎊
Thanks to all my midwife colleagues for your support and a giant THANK YOU to RIKEPA who made this possible 🥰
To be honest, wen did not expect it like that….so unfortunately, we don´t have enough (now) to send them out to all the subscribers.
We appologice for that and we ask you kindly, to be a little (longer) patient…😉
 
A big and warm ZIKOMO KWABIRI goes out to Jo and her sewing team. You ladies did a great job 🙏🏾☀️
New chikondis product

Our beautiful, handmade and hand painted notebooks come with a pencil and 30 empty pages. Use it as a diary or a scrapbook.                                                 💝
recycled paper from old Malawian newspapers
✍🏾
The cover is been hand painted and decorated with colorful fabrics
✒️
Each book has a pen holder and comes with a pencil with rubber

buy it = supporting our project
🎨
get it here…order now…..www.chikondis-shop.org

chikondis charity soap

🛁 our chikondis charity soaps 🧼 a perfect little gift 🎁 or just to treat yourself nice while supporting a fantastic project 💝

We have 4 different types:
🎉 baobab – lemongrass 🎉 baobab – mandarin                                                    🎉 baobab – vanilla  🎉 baobab – blue gum 🎉

Good to know:
* handmade with love in a little soap manufactory in Limbe / Malawi
* all essential ouils are being produced in Malawi with malawian resource
* 100% natural-  no parabens – no silicones – no petroleum 
* plasticfree packaging
* no animal experiment
* for hands and body

Would you like to get more information ? Write us to find out more info@chikondis.org 💌

We can wrapp them as a gift and send it to your loved ones.

new chikondis product

from a midwife to midwives…
😍 Could be a perfect gift to say “Thank you” to your midwife 🎁

Our colorful and handmade chikondis baby weight scaling fabrics… we have them with holes and without.

Write us to get more information… info@chikondis.org….

Awareness month

*** April is C-section Awareness Month ***
https://www.motherhoodcenter.com/c-section-history/

 

Chikondis going home

Finally we are back in Malawi and starting with a EASTER DONATION

 

Merry christmas 2020

🤶🏿🙏🏾🎅🌲🍭🎁🎉*** We wish you a merry and blessed x-mas ! Thanks for your ongoing support ! *** Mafuno anbwino a chikodwelero Cha Xmas ndi mlengi akudalitseni *** 🎄🎊🎅🤶🏿🙏🏾🍭

 

We can make it !


WE need YOUR support !!
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Please vote for us and help us with our maternity clinic (birth center) in Malawi !
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** DANKEschön * THANK you * zikomo kwambiri ***

https://www.getraenke-hoffmann.de/lausitzer-spendenaktion

 

Important donations

🎁 Obstetric tools🎁 being donated from midwife colleague  🤝🏼 Brigitte Bolte from Hannover ! Thank you so very much. We are looking forward to use them in Malawi 🇲🇼 . Hopefully soon.

Mother´s day cards

💝 mother´s day 💐 is coming soon. Get quickly a handmade card to say “thank you Mama” , to say “I love you mama”. Actually….we should do that every day 🙂

Our cards are made out of recycled newspaper and the writing is cut out of banana leafs.

CORONA News

Unfortunately we have to postpone our evening

Come to our chikondis painting evening on 20 March 2020 at the Keramik Café “Colour your day” ….. With creative people ceramics are painted and after firing sold for a good cause. ❤️

The good cause is the chikondis e.V. and the birth house project in Malawi. Nascht delicious mom cupcakes and paints according to desire&mood with. Registration is requested.

new chikondis products from Malawi

💝 New arrival in our online shop…..Mrs.Flamingo and little handmade notebooks 💝

Check out our online shop…..it´s definitely worth it. Lots of different colourful handmade things straight from Malawi .🇲🇼 www.chikondis-shop.org

International Women’s Day

March 8th….. ❤️ chikondis celebrates WOMAN’S DAY…….just like every day……we celebrate ourselves, celebrate life and celebrate the beauty of different women all over the world ❤️

News

Also the Graffitibox supports us and our chikondis birthplace in Malawi…. by offering my “Maley Writer Collection”……. many dear thanks……. WE LOVE COLORFUL WALLS………..

www.graffitibox.de/equipment/spruehkoepfe/

Donation campaign

What a cool fundraising campaign………👾 Stick up art. 🤖…..DIY #fratze stickers facebook.com/sbm.sche 

Thank you very much Simon for your creativity,🎈, your great 💙 and your support 💪🏽!

2019

*** We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and your donations this year ! Happy and blessed holidays for you, your loved ones and your families. ***

Shopping

Every year again and chikondis in the middle of it !

Zikomo kwambiri

Thanks to the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi that the gentlemen were there again and supported us.

botschaft
YAAM

On December 14th we had a great benefit concert at the YAAM with Ndiaxo DalJaam & Band, SeboBeats and Dj Matar. *** THANKS to EVERYONE who made this possible***

❤️💛💚 DANKE*Thank you*Merci*Zikomo*j ёrёjёf ❤️💛💚

https://www.facebook.com/chikondis.e.v/videos/571789686970273/

https://www.facebook.com/syll.majhtar/videos/10212500120937121/

Snacking for a good cause

Our delicious (mango-lemon) chikondis candies are perfect to fill your homemade advent calendar…. They also fit in every Santa boot…. Lovingly handcrafted by Faktura, who introduce people with disabilities to the candy craft…❤️

***Thanks to Cornelia from faktura-berlin.de***

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Online Shop

🥳 ..we present you our chikondis online store.. 🥳

If you are looking for special, great, colorful and handmade gifts, you will certainly find something here. A gift, which also supports a wonderful project……also 2 gifts in one ❤️

www.chikondis-shop.org

chikondis book

*** Clara presented our chikondis book in her elementary school. Big THANK YOU for choosing our book ***

❤️ Thanks also to your mom Ina, who helped to make the poster so beautiful!

clara
October 15, 2019

❤️ Dear Mothers in Malawi….. ❤️ we wish you a happy Mother’s Day……  ❤️

***Chikondis loves all Mamas***

Thanks

❤️ Özlem&Alik ❤️ for your great support. Our chikondis donation box 🎉 stands at your throne, our chikondis books are available on your tables and then you donate a part of it when you paint great ceramic blanks in your café 🎨 become……more is now really not possible……

Thanks!!! www.colouryourday.defor your great support. Our chikondis donation box 

Thanks

On September 21, in the most beautiful midwifery practice in the city………. in the midwifery community “Hauptstadtkind” (www.hauptstadtkind-hebammengemeinschaft.de),

 a Baby&Kinder flea market took place. We were allowed to be there with a chikondis information and sales booth.

***Thanks to my great colleagues Tanja and Marem***

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***Welcome to Germany***

If you are new in Germany and need support, or if you want to meet people from your home country, then contact us or contact “Umodzi wa a Malawi in Germany”…. we are looking forward to meeting you !

BAOBAB-Fair of diversity

WE have the BAOBAB Prize 🏆 in the category Engagement in Development Education and say THANK YOU-NARUD-

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YAAM MARKET connAction DAY2

***Happy 25th birthday***

55th anniversary

On July 6th chikondis celebrated the 55th anniversary of independence with the Malawian ambassador, in the Malawian Embassy !
Chikondis kukondwelela tsiku lomwe a Malawi analandila ufulu odzilamulila okha ku embassy ya dziko la Malawi ku Berlin