Munnazammat al Dawah al Islamia (MADA) established three boarding secondary schools in Malawi which enrols children, regardless of religion, from poor backgrounds.
However, many families of learners attending the schools are unable to afford the minimal fees, but are able to continue with their education at no cost. The educational and boarding costs of such learners are incurred by the school, which gives effect to financial difficulties within these institutions.
As much as 800 learners are enrolled, but face shortages of food, text books, desks, beds and mattresses.
Accordingly, Gift of the Givers provides monthly food support to the MADA boarding schools, together with a number of other education institutions, inclusive of 12 Early Childhood Development Centres, thus ensuring that learners receive a daily meal.
Our organisation also provides porridge to 11 Early Childhood Development Centres under Joshua Orphans and Community Care, an NGO supporting such centres in the Blantyre District.
Working in conjunction with a community-based organisation, New Dawn, Gift of the Givers provides two meals a day to 100 children in a high-density poor neighbourhood of Blantyre City. Many of the children attending Early Childhood Development Centres are orphans or are considered vulnerable and often have nothing to eat at home each morning, meaning that they are dependent on food provided at school to sustain them through the day.