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Support school costs for children in rural Malawi

 
$1,618
$25,382
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Through its Program on Social and Economic Rights, Partners In Health supports patients and their families to get through a particularly vulnerable time, and works to break the cycle of poverty and disease by making sure that all school-aged children in these families are able to go to school. Partners In Health will support 2,000 children in Neno District in 2012-2013.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In rural Malawi, where the average person lives on less than one U.S. dollar a day, the challenges of poverty are daunting. Many families rely on farming for their food and primary source of income. When a family member falls ill and is too weak to farm, the entire family suffers -- especially children, many of whom face significant challenges to succeeding in school. If their family cannot afford the costs associated with attending school, the vicious cycle of poverty and disease continues.

How will this project solve this problem?

Partners In Health (PIH) supports patients and their families to get through a particularly vulnerable time. PIH covers the cost of school materials and uniforms, as well as school fees and exam fees for secondary school students. In addition, Partners In Health has developed a teacher mentor network dedicated to helping children in the program pass their classes and continue their education.

Potential Long Term Impact

Partners In Health is investing in the education of the children of our patients to break the cycle of poverty and disease in rural Malawi. We believe that by supporting the children of our most vulnerable patients to succeed in school we can prepare them and their families for better lives. The Program on Social and Economic Rights has directly invested in over 1,500 children in Neno since the program began in 2008 and will increase that number to 2000 in the 2012-2013 school year.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,618
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $25,382
Total Funding Goal: $27,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Laura Soucy

Annual Giving Coordinator
Boston, MA United States

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