Our aim is to educate so that children have choices in how they live their lives and are not restricted by the hardships of every day Malawian life.

We know we cannot solve the hardship for everyone in Malawi, but our aim is to make a life-changing difference to a few.

We do not believe in simply providing financial assistance to solve the many challenges faced by the Malawian people. We will provide guidance, our experience, and our time, with a view to working together with Malawians to ensure a sustainable impact in all projects we undertake.

Every single penny donated by our sponsors is spent directly on the children. Children’s Corner Childcare covers all expenses of any trustee who visits on their behalf to forward the aims of the charity.

Every single pound donated by our sponsors is spent directly on the children. CCC covers all expenses of any trustee who visits on their behalf to forward the aims of the charity.


Our first visit

The Dawson family have been involved in projects in Malawi since 2009 when Joe, the eldest of three boys, visited with his school in Leeds. His two brothers, Mattie and Charlie visited for their first time in 2012, and 2015 respectively.

Charlie makes regular visit

Charlie - who is a primary school teacher - has been visiting much more regularly for 3 months each year and has made many contacts in Blantyre, Mangochi and also in Cape Maclear, a more rural village on the shores of Lake Malawi.

The whole Dawson family gets involved

The whole family supported by the family business, Children’s Corner Childcare (CCC) then became involved in a number of projects across Malawi.

Our first sponsorship

Clients, friends and associates were invited to sponsor a child to go to school. This project has proven to be so successful and will be one of the main aims of the charity going forward.

2018 +
Changing Stars Malawi grows

The family made the decision to set up a formal charity in the UK which can support the work in Malawi, so that there is a clear vision going forward. It was also important to have total transparency and accountability for the funds being raised. Two other trustees were invited to join the family and their contribution/support is greatly appreciated too.

2019 -2021 +
Our projects grow

Check out our section on 'Our Work so Far' to see our three main projects and all the other projects we support!

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To create an enduring legacy by inspiring, nurturing and providing a holistic education of the most vulnerable children in Malawi.

We will engage with local communities to enable all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, or economic capacity, to receive an education with ambitions to open doors of possibilities so that each child can achieve their potential.

We will only provide support in co-operation with the local community. We will offer our own time, training, mentoring and if required financial support to assist people to make sustainable improvements within their own communities.

​We will facilitate the sponsorship of school fees for children/students identified as the most vulnerable and needy but only with the engagement and support of their parents/relatives.

​Our activities will not be restricted to any one particular project but where it is needed the most and where it will have a long term and sustainable impact.


Charlie Dawson

Lead Trustee and CEO

Lesley Dawson

Operations Trustee


Charlie Dawson

Lesley Dawson

Allan Dawson

Mattie Dawson

Joe Dawson

Nicola Frampton

Nicola Stanworth

Zach Louw