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Nov 21, 2018

100% Pass Rate - 4th Year in a Row!

Dear Supporters!

We are excited to share that 100% of EKARI-sponsored high school seniors passed their senior-year exam… again! This represents a 100% pass-rate for the 4th year in a row! (This is also terrific news considering that there is a country-wide pass rate of only 63%.) And for the 2nd year in a row, 100% of the seniors qualify for university!

This shows that EKARI’s Tutoring, Library, and Mentorship Programs - which include life skills training - are making a significant impact, allowing students a better chance for attending higher education and increased likelihood of future employment.

These students are currently participating in EKARI's Computer Program so that they will be able to complete assignments while at college. Higher education institutions in Malawi require students to complete assignments on a personal computer even though most youth have not had access to computer programs prior to starting their higher education and cannot afford to buy a computer. We loan students a laptop during college.

Moreover, as first generation college students, they will now start to receive guidance through our Higher Education Preparation Program, which helps them navigate the application process.

Thank you for your continued support! 

Aug 30, 2018

Teach and Study to Learn

Practical lessons!
Practical lessons!

During the last weekend of August 2018, Mr. Patrick Kapito worked with EKARI's tutoring teachers and students to help them teach and study, respectively, in order to learn rather than memorize. Mr. Kapito is a local university lecturer who specializes in imparting critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

Mr. Kapito first observed each of the seven tutoring teachers whom EKARI contracts with as they taught the tutoring sessions. He also observed the students' small group discussions and practical lessons (science experiements!). After day-long tutoring sessions, Patrick Kapito met with the teachers to discuss and give pointers for how the teachers can instill creative thinking and lifelong learning skills within the students, provide hands-on experiences, and create lessons based on real life situations. The teachers will use this knowledge moving forward with our future tutoring lessons. 

Patrick Kapito then met with EKARI's students the following day. He focused on report writing, note taking, communication/dialogue, debate management, critical thinking, speech, and reading comprehension skills. At the start of the day, Patrick noted that students especially faced challenges regarding independent thinking, public speaking, reading retention, and note taking. After much hard work and effort by Patrick and EKARI's students, there was great improvement by the end of the day! There is much work still to be done, but Patrick has given EKARI's students the lifelong learning skills they need to continue their efforts. Patrick will visit EKARI again during the December 2018 school holiday in order to continue working with EKARI's students!     

Communication/Dialogue Sessions
Communication/Dialogue Sessions
Patrick teaching
Patrick teaching
Tutoring session
Tutoring session
Meeting with teachers
Meeting with teachers
Patrick observing study groups
Patrick observing study groups
Aug 30, 2018

University Here We Come!

Alinafe
Alinafe

Thanks to your support, EKARI's current college freshman cohort started their higher educations! They are studying at six different universities in Malawi. Each student is dedicated to his/her education and we have high hopes that they will make a difference in their communities and their country. Check out the list below regarding their studies!  

Wilson, Bachelor of Entrepreneurship

Obed, Bachelor of Accounting - Internal Audit

Blessings, Bachelor of Public Health

Timothy, Bachelor of Finance

Jenipher, Bachelor of Nutrition

Linda, Bachelor of Nutrition

Alinafe, Bachelor of Nursing

Sarah, Bachelor of Social Science and Development Studies 

Innocent, Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

Mackford, Bachelor of Surgery

Elizabeth, Bachelor of Land Management

Gertrude, Bachelor of Engineering in Textile Design

Grace, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering

Timothy
Timothy
 
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