RiseMalawi Ministries was established in 2008 in the Dowa region, a rural area that borders the capital city. Our goal is to equip children with the skills necessary for social development, economic independence, spiritual growth, physical well-being, and academic achievement.
RiseMalawi is the only youth-serving agency currently operating in the Dowa District. The problems facing the children in this rural community are not unlike those found in other parts of Malawi: food shortages, lack of educational opportunities, and the effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. Many of these children lack food, shelter, adequate clothing, moral support, and access to quality education. In order to assist public institutions and other community stakeholders in addressing these needs, RiseMalawi provides holistic support to these children and youth, equipping them with the skills necessary to become healthy and productive members of society.
RiseMalawi comprises a high school, an AfterSchool Program, a feeding program for all participants, HIV/Aids awareness initiatives, and a girls’ empowerment program, gap year job training program, and coming soon a literary resource centre.
- Built a high school
- 300 students enrolled
- Focus on literacy
Girls' Empowerment Program
- Girls' empowerment program
- Focus on sex education and healthy choices
- Advocacy for women's rights
- Due to school fees, many children cannot go to school
- Began a matching program between sponsors and children
- 31 children currently sponsored
Rise Dream Center
- Response to a need for engagement and growth during Gap Year between Secondary School and College
- Business Training
- Animal Husbandry
- Sustainable Farming
Coming Soon: Academic Resource Centre
- Literacy Training
- Book Clubs
- Study Space
Afterschool Programs/Camp Programs
- Educational Activities
- Spiritual Discipleship
- Feeding Program
- Social and Emotional Support
Job Training Program
- College Application Assistance
- Job Skills
- Educational Preparation Support
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