Welcome to Association of Malawians in Scotland(AMS) website!
The AMS website will provide you with information on news and activities taking place in Scotland that affect Malawians and also present you with opportunities for networking. You will be presented with constantly updated information about AMS far-reaching activities.
The Warm Heart of Africa is beating faster now and the legendary welcome is there for all who wish to experience the unrivalled combination of Lake, Landscape, Wildlife, Culture in one of Africa’s most beautiful and compact countries.
AMS organises various activities that are aimed at fostering the friendship and understanding that exists between Malawi and Scotland.
AMS is a voluntary organisation and depends on member subscriptions (to be set up) and contributions towards the organisation's meetings and activities and maintaining this website.
Malawi 2017 Independence Celebrations
AMS is delighted to announce that the 2017 Gala Dinner Dance will take place at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on 8th July 2017 as part of Malawi Independence Celebrations.
Come and be part of this fabulous event with 3 Main Course Dinner, a Raffle and of course music by Lulu from Malawi and other artists.
Association of Malawians in Scotland (AMS) would like to conduct a fundraising event whose proceeds will be dedicated to Chichiri and Chikwawa Prisons in Malawi. It is hoped that the funds will go a long way to assist mothers (children) incarcerated in these two prisons. To achieve this, AMS needs your financial help to organise this event.
Most women in prison are mothers. The imprisonment of a woman who is a mother can lead to the violation not only of her rights but also the rights of her children. When a mother is imprisoned, her baby and/or young children may go into prison with her or be separated from her and left on the ‘outside’. Both situations can put the child at risk. Prisons are not a safe place for pregnant women, babies and young children and it is not advisable to separate babies and young children from their mother.
Children of imprisoned mothers are the most vulnerable and at risk. Despite law provisions governing operation of prisons, children in most Malawi Prisons face huge challenges for the crimes they have not committed.
It has been observed that to successfully assist children’s living conditions in prisons while living with their mothers, measures need to be put in place to improve living conditions of their mothers.