Malawi is one of the countries where illiterate rate is high. High poverty rate and HIV and AIDS pandemic has contributed high to the current situation. Majority of the people live below poverty line. This has brought untold sufferings to not only to women and the elderly but to children and the worst hard hit. This has contributed to high drop out from school and early marriages. This project aims at encouraging children to remain at school by providing them with incentives for their schooling
The problem is that due to high poverty levels, children are denied of school essentials and as a result high percentage of them drop out of school. Children need to be provided with enough school materials, food, good clothing and a conducive environment for schooling, which is not available for many of the children.
This project acts as a pilot project where 5000 children will be targeted to be supported with all the school essentials with an aim of encouraging them to remain at school. It is also the aim of the project to train children to realize the importance of school.
Children will get used to schooling and thereby bring a reduction to drop-out. Once these children are educated, they will be able to support themselves in near future and hence contributing to national development.
Malawi Alcohol Policy Alliance
Location:Lilongwe, Central Region - Malawi
Project Leader: MAPA MAPA Lilongwe,