Our Projects

Stepping Stones International Primary School

We believe in the unique talents of every child while expecting hard work, kindness, and excellence in return. We support both fee paying and non-fee paying students to create fairer opportunities.

Malawi Schools Permaculture Clubs (MSPC)

MSPC empowers primary school teachers in rural areas to run after-school permaculture clubs. Each student works on a permaculture plot and collectively they implement a school design.

Butterfly Information Centre

A multimedia library providing information on health, nutrition, environment and business, along with offering IT lessons, and providing access to a range of offline open source resources using Raspberry Pi.

UJE Umampha / HIV Support

Uje Umampha! (Be Well!) is a comprehensive programme in which volunteers help to provide vital support for people living with HIV, including education, knowledge, business opportunities and counseling.

Women's Groups

There have been a variety of women’s groups run by volunteers with skills they want to share. Butterfly creates a space for the women to learn, advertise and sell with support.

Butterfly Media Centre

A creative & dynamic space for Nkhata Bay's community which is full of media equipment & info, offering workshops & software to record & develop video & audio editing skills.

Disability Centres

Workshop and skill sharing centres that provide opportunities, support and education for disabled adults around Nkhata Bay. A nursery school is also run by the members!

Baby Baskets for new Mums

Regularly delivering a hamper of various necessities to new mums, meanwhile supporting Uje Umpampha (HIV) graduates, who weave the moses baskets to generate income.

School Links & Teaching

Establishing links to support local schools and children in the area by connecting them to schools around the world, fundraising to build new buildings and supporting sponsorships for school fees.

Butterfly Youth Club

Located on-site at Butterfly and run by dedicated local youth leaders, we provide resources such as games, toys, arts, crafts, a playground and a small outdoor theater space for kids to express themselves.

Nursery Schools

A total of 5 nursery schools have been built for the community around Nkhata Bay District following various fundraising efforts. Through ongoing efforts they continue to be supported by Butterfly Space today.

Kandoli FM -
Nkhata Bay Radio Initiative

One of Nkhata Bay's first radio stations with a fully equipped studio. We have run many workshops to teach the community about journalism, recording, and broadcasting and prep for live radio!

Permaculture School Gardens

An initiative to
introduce and implement permaculture principles to schools in the Nkhata Bay District, while linking them with other organizations such as Scope and Africa Direct. We offer training materials and on-going support.

Environmental Demonstrations

Providing a platform for volunteers to support and implement a variety of environmental demonstrations which can be taught to the wider community, and provide information about various topics and techniques.