The Warm Heart of Africa is what they call the small country cradled in between Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia, Malawi. Due to lack of ports, corruption and a feeling of hopelessness, Malawi struggles for education, equality, health security and economic growth in comparison to other cultures.
This country, like several countries in Africa, many of the villages have a high HIV/AIDS prevalence, a low secondary school participation rate, lack of access to family planning aids, shortage of nutritional options and faulty transportation, including fuel shortages, unpaved roads and flawed vehicles.
Though Malawi struggles, her people are some of the most kind, caring and loving individuals that I have ever had the privilege to meet. In my two years in Malawi I have felt what is that “warm heart” of her people. I have learned her customs and practiced four of her several languages, including Chichewa, Chitumbuka, Chindali and Kiswahili.
Photos are copyright to Briana Scroggins
Going beyond the surface is something that I strive for as a photojournalist. My love for people, culture and diversity allows me to be consistently positive and excited about the world around me, and my career as a journalist. As a graduate from Western Kentucky University, I have been taught by some of the best professionals in our field. Fine-tuning my ethics, striving for accuracy and acquiring skills as a visual journalist at Western has educated me beyond photography.
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