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Author, high school Learning Disabilities Teacher, candidate Master of Education Special Education, Mason University; highly organized, charismatic and persuasive Communications Specialist and accomplished Journalist, Editor with 41 years in the communications field, offering expertise in all phases of print, broadcast, telecast, and social media productions. Enthusiastic story teller. Highly-motivated and trained media professional possessing exceptional writing and editing skills with ability to draft engaging and effective content; Opinion column contributor for leading national dailies (Maravi Post - 2015-PRESENT; Nation Malawi - 2015-PRESENT; Times Malawi (2004-2007). Other areas of expertise include grant writing and NGO project management. Highly trained in international, regional and local lobbying and election skills. Collaborates with international companies to initiate development policy change and foster public awareness, with deep commitment to social justice and health care equity; especially in work towards women's political, economic, and social empowerment; ending child, early and forced marriage; and promoting the human rights of the elderly. Advocate for highlighting climate change its effects on the planet. International development work experience with the United Nations headquarters (10 years, and two years UNDP field work); field experience (Malawi) - Oxfam, UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO. Superb public speaker who communicates effectively with target audiences through strategic one-to-one or large audiences, expert in event planning and PR campaigns. Conscientious, diplomatic, and tactful in all communicationsg.

Malawi OP-ED 

I remember Ngwazi Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda…. BOMA lathu!

By Janet Karim 17 ‘In the last days, God says, ‘I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on My menservants and maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. — Acts 2:17-18 This week, I come… Read More
BBC News Africa 

Malawians, Africans must develop, control their own news stories and development agenda

By Janet Karim Sing and rejoice O Daughter of Zion; for behold, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the Lord. – Zechariah 2:10 The LORD answered me: “Write down the vision, write it clearly (plainly) on clay tablets so whoever reads it can run and tell others. —  (EXB) 13 But the angel said unto him, Fear… Read More
Human Rights Malawi 

Is Malawi’s No vote in Human Rights resolution sacrificing rights of children and parents?

By Janet Karim God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” — Gen. 1:28a The decisions we make when we vote have effects on society beyond us,… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Sadness about the Sad Story of Malawi: A response to the Pastoral Letter 2024

By Janet Karim You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defiled. — 1 Samuel 17:45 Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde The reactions to the Pastoral Lenten Letter by the Catholic… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi: Should parliamentarians be adding more woes to the country?

By Janet Karim 4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”—1 Samuel 8:4-5 In a year that Malawi is reeling, whirling from a variety of home- and foreign-grown  calamities, the… Read More
Leaders 

To prevent total collapse, Malawians, Africans must always look at the big picture

By Janet Karim 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. 9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of… Read More
Malawi 

Tertiary school management system like no other!

By Janet Karim Racism is an adult disease and parents should stop spreading it through their children. – US civil rights advocate Ruby Bridges who was the first African American to attend an all-white school in segregated education system in southern USA Children are the spitting image of who we (parents and other adults) demonstrate. We must take care of how… Read More