My name is Rev. Justin Malewezi Jnr. The word “Malewezi” means zebra stripes in Chichewa language. I was born and raised in Malawi, Africa. I am passionate about helping people reach their God-given potential, and supporting them with food, shelter, education, and faith. From a young age, my father, the late Rt. Hon. Canon Justin Malewezi, helped me to understand that as a community, we need to look after each other and that every person in our society is valuable and should be respected.

After several years working for the United Nations agencies in Malawi, I taught in a primary, secondary school and college in England. Then I became a university lecturer and researcher. I have worked in the field of education since 2004.

I was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church on 16th July 2023 in Liverpool. My vision is to build communities are centred on the love and works of God.

I am establishing the SOSA Learning and Research Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. The word SOSA means the preparation of land before growing crops. It is a vision by the Late Rt. Hon. Canon Justin Malewezi, my father. The centre aims to establish a community that, “learns how to learn better, and then share what they have learned”. The learning is centred around things which are important in the lives of the people. I hope the knowledge gained and exchanged, can significantly impact the lives of the people of Malawi and beyond.

Rev. Dcn. Justin Malewezi Jnr.
FHEA Fellow, MRes, QTS, BA Hon, Cert PM