Think Malawi

Think Malawi

At a glance

Causes

  • Education
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
International
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Objectives

Think Malawi is an innovative UK based charitable Trust run 100% by volunteers. We work hand in hand with Malawians to improve access to quality education, allowing them to fulfil their ambitions, improve their quality of life and contribute to Malawi’s development. The charity is formed of seven trustee roles, and a network of volunteers and supporters. We are also in the process of setting up an advisory group which the trustees can consult for any specialist advice which they need.

 

We have supported Ganet’s Adventure School since shortly after it was founded in 2004 by its energetic director, Gertrude Banda, in a village in northern Malawi, who continues to run the school today. It provides primary schooling in classes of under 40 in an area where government primary school class sizes are often 100 or more. It also provides pre-schooling which is not available elsewhere in the area.

 
We also support a project called Her Education Matters in partnership with African Vision, which aims to improve educational outcomes for girls in Malawi. It does this by providing training, materials and equipment to mothers who make reusable sanitary pads for girls to use, enabling them to stay in school when they have their periods. Without this they miss up to five days of school per month which significantly affects their education.

 

Think Malawi is an innovative UK based charitable Trust run 100% by volunteers. We work hand in hand with Malawians to improve access to quality education, allowing them to fulfil their ambitions, improve their quality of life and contribute to Malawi’s development. The charity is formed of seven trustee roles, and a network of volunteers and supporters. We are also in the process of setting up an advisory group which the trustees can consult for any specialist advice which they need.

 

We have supported Ganet’s Adventure School since shortly after it was founded in 2004 by its energetic director, Gertrude Banda, in a village in northern Malawi, who continues to run the school today. It provides primary schooling in classes of under 40 in an area where government primary school class sizes are often 100 or more. It also provides pre-schooling which is not available elsewhere in the area.

 
We also support a project called Her Education Matters in partnership with African Vision, which aims to improve educational outcomes for girls in Malawi. It does this by providing training, materials and equipment to mothers who make reusable sanitary pads for girls to use, enabling them to stay in school when they have their periods. Without this they miss up to five days of school per month which significantly affects their education. After a call for applications last year, we selected a similar project, working with the Umodzi Youth Organisation and Ntenjere school. Good progress is being made in work towards agreed targets.

 

We are in the process of our annual strategy review and will be putting out calls for a new project in the near future. We work either directly with the local community or in partnership with another UK or Malawi based charities, to identify small, innovative projects, that will enable Malawian learners to gain access to education.

 

 

Activities

Our organisation raises funds to support the work of local community groups giving access to education. We listen to the needs shared by local groups and respond to them. The charity is currently 7 committed trustees with a range of appropriate skills and  a small network of volunteers and supporters. We are also in the process of setting up an advisory group which the trustees can consult for any specialist advice which they need.

Our trustees have high level marketing and digital skills that enable us to maximise the opportunities to raise funds online. When possible we organise fund raising events. 

We seek to work with other organisations with staff based in Malawi who are able to implement and monitor the projects that we fund. 

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