Governance

  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Sue Ryder Foundation in Malawi has a Board of Trustees who provide strategic and broad direction and guidance to Management. The Board meets four times a year to peruse quarterly reports and plans of action and approve of the same in turn.

  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
  • REGISTRATION WITH REGULATORY BODIES
  • PARTNERSHIPS
    • Sue Ryder UK: Sue Ryder Foundation in Malawi has a 15 year working partnership with Sue Ryder UK as its major donor.
    • Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare: The Ministry is an Ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees. They provide insights and advice on Government’s position on disability prevention, inclusion and care.
    • The Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA): It is a Government run regulatory body for disability issues in Malawi. Apart from being registered with them, they are also an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.
  • The Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) – fedomamalawi.org : As an umbrella body of all disability organizations in Malawi, they too sit on the Board of Sue Ryder Foundation as ex-officio.
  • Ministry of Health through District Health Officers, Balaka and Ntcheu

The work of Sue Ryder reaches out to people who stay far away from the reach of Government health services, hence complementing the efforts of the two District Health Officers.

  • Government of Poland

The Polish Government has supported Sue Ryder with volunteer Physiotherapists who have fostered exchange of knowledge and skills between teams from the two countries.

  • Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

JICA placed a volunteer Physiotherapist with Sue Ryder for two years from 2012 to 2014. The partnership facilitated transfer of knowledge and skills between the overseas volunteer and Sue Ryder’s medical rehabilitation team.

Target TB (UK) have until mid 2015, financed TB Projects being implemented by Sue Ryder Malawi.

  • LOCAL PARTICIPATION

Sue Ryder Foundation in Malawi works in the community with the community for the benefit of the community. Community volunteers are elected by villagers with the leadership of local leaders thereby making them be responsible for any actions being implemented. Their performance is monitored by the local leaders. The volunteers identify clients and refer them to specialists from Sue Ryder Foundation for their intervention. The volunteers also make follow up visits to clients homes in between clinics to monitor progress being made on the condition of the client. They also offer health talks in various villages on areas that are intervened by SRFIM at length and in depth details.

  • MONITORING AND EVALUATION

The Foundation has a team of dedicated and capable staff who take monitoring as an on going process. The programme is monitored routinely against its indicators. Any variations emanating from economic, structural, environmental or socio-cultural factors are addressed accordingly in close consultation with stakeholders and any anticipated programme changes are communicated to the donors and appropriate stakeholders for their possible consent on the same.

Secondly, lessons learnt in the course of programme implementation are drawn down and shared at local, district and national levels with all stakeholders and partners who are involved in or implement similar programmes. Most significant changes realized from the programme are also documented for learning and sharing purposes.