Raising Malawi, Inc. is a registered 501 c3 non-profit organization
Many of the photos of Malawi used courtesy of Kristen Ashburn.
+1,000,000 adults and children are living with HIV.
1% of the population receives a college education.
The average life expectancy has dropped to 36 years old.
Over 200 people die of AIDS each day in Malawi.
Just $20 can supply 1 infant with formula for 1 month.
The Raising Malawi team just returned from a successful trip to Malawi. The team visited with various grantees, including the children receiving academic scholarships from Raising Malawi and the vocational students who have just finished a successful first year and will be starting their apprenticeships this fall.
Our 10 Connect to Learn Scholars in Mwandama just finished their second year of secondary school! They took their exams this summer and are looking forward to attending senior secondary school in the fall. During the 2013/14 school year, we provided school supplies, bicycles and mentorship services, as well as organized community meetings to ensure the success of our scholars. We also provided computer training to the girls’ teachers so they would be better equipped to teach their students.
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. In April, GRS ran its five-day SKILLZ Holiday program with 62 students and seven teachers at Home of Hope (HOH). The program combines HIV prevention activities, soccer and group discussions to raise knowledge about HIV. Everyone had a great time at the camp and learned a lot about HIV prevention and healthy lifestyles.