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January- February report 2012


Zikomo projects are located in Traditional Authority Malemia in Zomba District and Kawinga Traditional Authority in Machinga District. This report covers the activities planned and the achievement made during the period of January and February in these two projects areas of Zomba and Machinga. The overall objective is to improve the living standard of farm families of these two project areas, and the specific objectives are as follows;

Press Release for Claregalway Castle Garden Fete

Appreciation for all those involved in raising funds for Zikomo July 2011.

Latest reports

Please find the latest Zikomo reports from our Project Manager Bazwell Makande in the 'Zikomo Blog' section.


Press release at end of World Cup

Thanks  to a small community based organization  ( ) working in Malawi since  the famine August 2002, villagers will be organizing their own fundraising this weekend in the form of a viewing of the world cup final.  There is great excitement in each village collecting a small amount of money to come to  see a TV operating for the first time let alone a World Cup Final .

NUI Galway Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert for Zikomo

The NUI Galway Chamber Orchestra commence celebrations of its’ 10th season with a fundraising concert for Zikomo at 8pm on Monday 30th November in the upper Aula Maxima, NUIG.

Under the baton of Hugh Kelly, the orchestra will perform works by Schubert (Symphony No.5) and Bach (Brandenburg Concerto No.4).

New Video

You can see Zikomo's latest video by following the link below

The video still is not fully finished but you can still see it now and it will be updated in the next few weeks.


Coffee Morning

The Zikomo team arrived just in time to see the first honey harvest from Sadi village (Machinga area), that received apiculture equipment and bee keeper training from Zikomo last year.
Thanks to the kind support of the people of Galway, Zikomo’s second Community Resource Centre in Matande village (Zomba region) is now nearing completion.

Midsummer Lunchtime Concert

To celebrate midsummer please join us this Sunday (21st June) for a lunchtime concert in Rathgorgin, Athenry.


Bach: Solo Partita for Violin No.3 in E major Preludio
Mozart: Concerto in G major Allegro
Beethoven: Spring Sonata Allegro
Smetana: From my Homeland
Ravel: Sonatine for Solo Piano
Brahms: No. 2 Intermezzo & No. 3 Ballade from Six Piano Pieces Op. 118

Rosina Joyce (Violin) and Orla Hayes (Piano).

Concert begins at 1pm and will last for approximately one hour. Some food will be served after the concert.

Banana Boat Race press release

Following the excitement of the arrival of the big ocean-racing boats, there was a huge level of interest from adults and children alike, in the great Banana Boat Race, organised by Zikomo, Galway's well-known and innovative development organisation, whose work is focussed in southern Malawi.

Zikomo Banana Boat Race

To celebrate the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race to Galway we are planning to do a bit of boat racing of our own. As a fundraising event for our proposed new Fruit Forestry Project in Malawi we are going to have a good old fashioned banana boat race down a section of Galway canal.
The Zikomo Banana Boat Race is sure to be lots of fun for everyone and it will give you a chance to win some fantastic prizes.
To get involved here’s what you have to do: