Bridget Khunga is a recipient of the Orant Ulemu Scholarship, a university scholarship for high achieving students in rural Malawi.
Support Girls Education in Malawi
In Malawi, there is no free education beyond eighth grade. Students must pay for tuition and few students can afford it. Without a secondary education, most children will return to their villages to work on farms or get married and start a family at a young age. This path almost always leads to a life of poverty.
Orant Charities Africa works closely with a number of schools to sponsor girl students who would not otherwise be able to obtain an education. To support students beyond secondary school, we launched the Orant University Fund in 2022.
What is a Sponsorship?
We keep a record of impoverished students who have the required grades and are interested in continuing their education. Then, we work to ensure that all students who would like to study and cannot afford to are matched with donors who can pay for their schooling and basic supplies. We give the student educational materials, soap, feminine hygiene products, and more to help them focus on their education. Additionally, we monitor our sponsored students’ progress through regular site visits and stay in touch with them after graduation.
Why Do We Focus on Girls?
The situation is almost always worse for young girls. Male education is prioritized in Malawi and girls are often forgotten or purposefully mistreated. Forced child marriage is still prevalent in Malawi. Orant focuses our education funding on girls because they are the most vulnerable.
60% of Orant's recently graduated sponsored students will be attending university
Many of Orant’s students are sponsored by individual donors. Anyone, anywhere can sponsor a student in Malawi. You can select from a large list of students-to-be of any gender and at any level of education. If you would like to sponsor a student, please contact our team at [email protected] or call +1 (940) 299-1322 to discuss your student sponsorship opportunities.
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GeoShack has committed to sponsoring 50 girls every year until 2026. All of the girls are sponsored for the entire four years of their secondary school. This sponsorship also pays for necessary school and hygienic supplies that give them further opportunities for success.
Orant is grateful for GeoShack’s commitment to education and recognizing the need to prioritize female education in Malawi.
If you think you or your company would be interested in a corporate sponsorship program, please send us an email at [email protected].
Stories From The Field
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Esther Maupa is a 2022 recipient of the Orant Ulemu Scholarship. This scholarship covers university tuition for Orant Sponsored Students.
Mary Chipala applied for the Orant Charities Ulemu Scholarship. She is one of 7 students who won the scholarship to attend university.
For a long time, inclusive education has been a challenge in Malawi. Children with special needs have less access to education.
In Malawi, primary education is free. But for secondary education, families must pay tuition fees. For families with more than one child, school costs can become a burden.
In 2022, Orant's Ulemu Scholarship will fund university tuition, room & board, and books for 7 outstanding Malawian students.
Every Tuesday and Friday, the Kasese Youth Club meets on Orant’s campus. They participate in talks, conversations, and games.
Education improves earnings and inspires possibilities. All students deserve to learn and girls need extra support.
Poor sanitation and hygiene are major contributors to the burden of disease and school dropouts in rural schools and communities in Malawi.