Time to let go….
After 23 years of hard work and enormous commitment Jacqueline Kouwenhoven on December 31 handed over the full direction of the Eva Demaya Centre to the new management in the persons of Sr. Baek, Dr. Lungu en Mr. Malipa.
Healthcare from the Centre will continue, but without the financial support from the Netherlands. The Dutch foundation stichting Eva Demaya will cease her activities from January 1st and will be disbanded.
This is our last thank you to all supporters and interested parties of all those years!
Newsletter 47 published
New updates from Malawi and provided by Jacqueline can be found is this newsletter. The Centre is going through a transitional phase and preparing for the new director at the end of the year.
Read this newsletter or read earlier newsletters in the Newsletter archive.
Ten young people succesfully follow vocational training
At the end of November ten young people who had followed the Centres vocational training programma were handed over their certificates. They also received a starter package which enables them to go into business directly.
Eva Demaya celebrates 20 years
The Eva Demaya Centre marked the 20 years of its existence in Malawi with a day of celebration at Luviri. Despite the pandemic restrictions invited guests and stakeholders enjoyed dances, songs,drama and the speeches that are usual in North Malawian culture. Jacqueline, board and employees of the Centre greatly enjoyed the festivities and highlighted events.
Update on Covid-19
A second wave of affections with Covid-19 has also reached Malawi. Jacqueline gives an update of the situation in and round the Eva Demaya Centre.
Eva Demaya officially hands over Luviri secondary school
On Monday 28 September Luviri Secondary School was officially handed over to the Malawi government. This all happend in a festive ceremony in the presence of the First Lady of Malawi. With this a large project comes to an end and the buitiful buildings for about 400 students are a ready to be used. Read more about the building phases and the festivive hand-over.
Finals of football and netball competition of 2019
A great number of matches have been played by 117 teams in this year’s football and netball competition in Northern Malawai. The teams played a fair game and competed energetically to end up as winner with their team.
The competition is quite a phenomenon, in northern Malawi and very popular with the local communities, who usually give a festive touch to each of the matches. Read more and find some photo’s …
With a little help, water for growing maize
In Malawi the growing of products like maize is not easy, drought, deseases in plants of a herd of elephants can ruin a crop in a wink of the eye. Sometimes a little help is all what is needed to turn the tide. Read how Canaan did so…
The Eva Demaya Centre and the Eva Demaya Foundation: Who we are and what we do
Since 2001 the Eva Demaya Centre has been working to provide proper healthcare facilities to a disadvantaged part of Malawi. This initiative was started in the belief that everyone everywhere has a right to a decent health service.
The Centre was created with the cooperation of groups from within the local community. A core element is the clinic, which consists of a number of buildings where Western medicine is practised. The Centre nowadays is an important employer within the area, with a payroll of more than 60 people.

The work of the Eva Demaya Centre is faciltated by many donors, in the Netherlands and outside. This financial support is organised through te Eva Demaya Foundation, located in the Netherlands. The foundation runs this website to generate publicity en to inform those interessed on activities for funds raising.
Read more on the work of the Eva Demaya Centre in Malawi or become a benefactor and support the foundation with a gift.