In Malawi, primary school is free, however children are required to pay school fees for secondary school. Many young people in Nkhata Bay are unable to continue their education due to little or no financial support from their deeply impoverished families and communities. As a result many are unable to attend secondary school and, lacking a meaningful education with which to pursue a job, are subsequently trapped in a cycle of generational poverty that is difficult to escape. Unicef Statistics show that 30% of children in Malawi start Secondary School but only about 10% finish.
The most common reason for such a low enrolment rate and such high drop outs across Malawi is prohibitive school fees.
HOPEmalawi has started a Community Scholarship Scheme. Students are selected based on their results from the Primary School Leaving Certificate, a teacher assessment of their commitment and work ethic throughout their final year and their commitment to supporting a HOPE Community Project Find out how it works here
Here are the personal stories of some of the exceptional young people, and their families, who need support to go to school and fulfill their potential.
How you can help
We need passionate donors who are willing to make a commitment to these special and dedicated children.
Donors who wish to sponsor a child are taking on a commitment over the full period of that child’s education, which is usually four years, but will change a child’s life forever.
Maybe a school could sponsor a student, class or school in Malawi?
£15.50 a month pays for one student to attend Secondary School for a year
If you can help in any way please click on the sponsor button (it'll take you to our friends in the UK who manage the funding for us) or contact us