The severity of challenges faced in Malawi's education sector has led to an inferior quality of education.
In 1994, the then new multi-party Government introduced the concept of 'free primary education' for all Malawians, which witnessed a massive number of children enrolling at primary schools. However, such free education and the influx of learners has proven somewhat problematic as regards infrastructure, sanitation and hygiene, consumables, learning materials and human resources. There are too few teachers attempting to cope with a high volume of learners in too small infrastructural environments.
Gift of the Givers works with the country's Department of Education, at District level, in an effort to address some of the challenges faced by educational institutions.
At school level, we work closely with School Management Committees, Parent Teacher Associations and Mothers' Group Committees, responsible for overseeing the management and development of schools.