To provide support to local schools, students, and youth groups in Malawi's
impoverished Masanjala province and the Nkhata Bay area through scholarships, grants and material support
in an effort to cut illiteracy rates, increase school attendance, and decrease
drop out rates in both primary and secondary schools.
By providing financial and material support to students, we hope to reverse the devastating effects of poverty, support the diversification of Malawi's economy and re-empower self-sustainability.
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Malawi Education Foundation
To eliminate illiteracy, cut drop out rates and see to it that no student is
sent away from class and forced to search for money to pay their tuition.
Over the past 10 years Malawi's dependence upon financial assistance from the
United States and other Western donor countries has increased. However, the
money and resources have been going to treat the effects caused by poverty
leaving the root cause of this crisis and reason for such poverty unaddressed.
It is with an understanding of the real crisis in Malawi that three friends joined together to found the Malawi Education Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Founder and President of The MEF, Gerald Macheso, was born and raised in Malawi's Masanjala Province and grew up watching friends doomed to the same poverty as their parents because they were unable to find tuition money to attend school. The visionary behind this organization, it's through extraordinary tales of Gerald's childhood that inspired friends Joe Legaz and Adrian John to join as co-founders of the organization and address the real issue at hand: lack of education.
As World institutions attempt to keep the country's economy upright by providing food and material support, Malawi's education system is crumbling and this has created a vicious cycle of poverty that cannot be overcome without first reversing the effects caused by lack of education. As Greek Philosopher Diogenes Laertius once said "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." Educating the youth of Malawi and helping them create industry and diversify their economy is the only way to return Malawi to self-sustainability and empower independence.
The Malawi Education Foundation is tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.