Improving Sanitation in Malawi Digging the Chilinkholi Pit Latrine In December, Orant’s Water & Sanitation Program finished constructing an improved pit latrine …
Support Girls Education in Malawi
Orant Charities Africa works closely with a number of schools to sponsor and support girl students who would not otherwise be able to obtain an education.
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.
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 Savannah at [email protected] or call (502) 291-6707 to discuss your student sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsor A Student
Since 2017, we have had a $40,000 partnership with Rotary International District 5810. Their support for girls education in Malawi allows 30 girls to attend secondary school and follows the same cohort for all four years of their studies. This project will significantly change the lives of these girls and will exponentially expand the opportunities available to them. The below video message from District Governor Bill Dendy details our partnership
If you think you would be interested in sponsoring students with your organization, please send us an email at [email protected].
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GeoShack has committed to sponsoring 42 girls every year since 2017. All of the girls are sponsored for the entire four years of their secondary school and are also sponsored for supplies that give them further opportunities for success.
If you think you or your company would be interested in a corporate sponsorship program, please send us an email at [email protected].
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