This program provides “a meal a day” for children and elderly people. This is the most urgent need in Malawi. A donation of 25 US dollars (1,700/- Indian rupees or 93 UAE Dirhms) can help us to feed a nursery school child for four months!! This includes the cost of maize flour, soya flour, groundnut flour, sugar, salt, firewood, transportation, monitoring, bookkeeping, cooking, and serving the meal. We operate this program in partnership with community nursery schools (with or without a building) run by the villagers, convents, or friaries located in remote villages. We provide them the staffing and materials needed to run this program and visit them regularly.
The need for clothing is often overlooked compared to the need for food. In Malawi, the temperature in July is in the range of 7°C to 23°C. A lot of children and elderly people suffer due to lack of sufficient clothing. Fresh clothing, apart from being a necessity, also brings joy to the souls of children and parents who otherwise have only seen them worn by tourists.
Support individual students for secondary school studies, which is from Form I (9th Standard) to Form IV (12th Standard). We sponsor students for secondary school education who are excellent in school but cannot afford the tuition and/or boarding fees. The school fees per student are as follows:
With more than 20% of the children being orphans and more than 40% of the entire population already starving, there is a special need to build nursery schools in Malawi. If we can provide food at these centers, they will save the children from hunger and malnutrition. Such schools and the staff members would offer a roof, care, and affection for innocent children who are deprived of love and food.
As we build these schools, the support of local communities who provide us with bricks (and also sand in some cases) brings down the cost of the projects. Thanks to their support, the cost for building a nursery school with three classrooms and two external toilets is approximately 2,500 US dollars.