Founded 2008



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 and the Elementary School.

Our Programs


Serving 1000 Children and Youths 
annually since 2008
  • Built a high school
  • 500 students enrolled
  • Focus on literacy

Girls' Empowerment Program

Serving 138 Girls  
annually since 2008
  • Girls' empowerment program
  • Focus on sex education and healthy choices
  • Advocacy for women's rights

Educational Sponsorship

Serving 209 Children and Youths 
annually since 2008
  • Due to school fees, many children cannot go to school
  • Began a matching program between sponsors and children
  • 40 children currently sponsored

Rise Dream Center

Serving 45 Gap Year Students between Secondary School and College 
annually since 2017
  • Response to a need for engagement and growth during Gap Year between Secondary School and College
  • Business Training
  • Discipleship
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Carpentry
  • Welding
  • Tailoring
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Academic Resource Centre

Serving 281 Children in the RiseMalawi Community 
annually since 2024
  • Library
  • Literacy Training
  • Book Clubs
  • Mentorship
  • Study Space
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Afterschool Programs/Camp Programs

Serving 501 3rd-8th Grade 
annually since 2008
  • Educational Activities
  • Spiritual Discipleship
  • Mentorship
  • Feeding Program
  • Social and Emotional Support

Job Training Program

Serving 16 12 Grade- College  
annually since 2008
  • Mentorship
  • College Application Assistance
  • Discipleship
  • Job Skills
  • Educational Preparation Support

Sponsorship Program

$36 / MONTH
Sponsorship Program Details
When you sponsor a child or youth through UrbanPromise International, you change a child’s life forever! With your support, our ministries are able to reach the children and youth in their communities through holistic programs. Children and youth have the opportunity to grow spiritually, socially, academically, and physically. Our ministries act as family for these children and youth, many of whom are coming from lifestyles of extreme poverty, broken homes, abuse, and circumstances that hold them back from their God-given potential.

When you sponsor a child or youth with UrbanPromise International, you become a part of their extended family around the world. Helping them break free from the chains of their circumstances, and giving them the opportunity to hope for a brighter future.
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Zamumtima Chijere
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