St. Charles Primary School is currently under construction, on track to open in September 2023. When completed, the school will serve 300+ students in grades 1-6. Two-thirds of these future students are girls, thanks to efforts in the region to raise the historically low education rate of young girls.
UNDERSTANDING THE NEED
Malawi is one of the smallest countries in Africa, and more than 85% of its population lives in rural areas and works as subsistence farmers. The country is also one of the poorest in the world with about 1 in 3 people surviving on less than 1 dollar a day.
In Chisankhwa, where St. Charles is being built, there is a great need for a new school. Presently, many youths in this area do not attend school because they cannot walk the long distances required to attend. This can also tragically lead to higher rates of forced child labor.
The community of Chisankhwa is overjoyed to have high-quality, local Catholic education for their children. But, right now, we need your help to finish construction on the buildings needed to open our doors. Help us complete the second phase of building and welcome 300+ students into our classrooms.
In Chisankhwa, Malawi many children do not attend school because of the long distances they must travel to learn. Building a school in our community will make education accessible to young children — fostering an early interest in school and allowing them to excel in their education.
UNDERSTANDING OUR GOALS
We need to complete the second phase of construction: building residences for teachers, as well as restroom facilities.
We can reduce cases of child labor in the community by shortening the distance children must travel to school.
We want to raise enough money to hire and retain qualified educators, so our children have the best chance of rising out of poverty.
HOW FAR DOES YOUR DOLLAR GO?
Your donation will help lift a child out of poverty, changing their future for the better.