Sport has the power to bring people of all ages, genders, and nationalities together; working side by side to achieve their goals.
By encouraging the youth to be involved in sport we can inspire the next generation of future athletes in both countries.
2014 Commonwealth Games
The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow were a huge success, not only for Scotland, but for Malawi.
Team Malawi's famous netball team -T he Malawi Queens who are ranked 5th in the world - finished 5th in the competition and put themselves on the map as world-class athletes.
Malawian cyclists, Missy and Leonard also competed favourably and made the headlines when local bike shop, Billy Bisland Bikes, generously donated two racing bikes to the athletes to help them compete in the competition.
The Scotland Malawi Partnership had a key role in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games:
- Supporting the Queen's Baton Relay, which started with Monica Dzonzi (UNICEF Malawi Youth Ambassador) taking the baton with Sir Chris Hoy from Buckingham Palace. The Baton's arrival in Malawi two months later was designed to coincide with Burns Night, to mark the special links between Scotland and Malawi;
- Supporting Team Malawi through the games, ensuring they were the first team to be welcomed to the Athlete's Village and the first to have their flag raising ceremony, and organising a visit to the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre.
Celebrating team success
During the Games we hosting the "Pop-up Malawi House" to celebrate Team Malawi's involvement in the Games.
We were joined by Unicef Youth Ambassador for Malawi, Monica Dzonzi, members of Malawi's Commonwealth Games team, Humza Yousaf MSP, Lord Jack McConnell, Malawian High Commissioner to the UK Bernard Sande, David Mundell MP, Liam McArthur MSP and Scotland's Honorary Consul to Malawi, Peter West.