Both my father and mother were teachers. My father taught secondary school and my mother taught primary school. Life seemed great for my family until I lost my father when I was four years old. Being raised by one parent was not simple. My mother struggled to provide for my sister and me because she was earning so little. Most of the time she had to get loans just to put food on the table.

My sister Ruth and I failed to do well in school because we had empty stomachs most of the time. We also performed poorly in school because we moved from one school to another as my mother tried to get us into towns away from the rural areas. In time, my mother had trouble paying for the rental fees so she decided to move us back to her parents. Even though my family was living at my grandparents things did not improve. My sister was unable to pass the Malawi school certificate of education (MSCE) exam twice and dropped out of school. I passed the primary school certificate examination but was not selected for any national secondary school.

This forced my mother to send me for open distance learning at Biwi Community Day Secondary School. The teachers at the school realized my potential and moved me to the day shift. Unfortunately, I lost my mother in 2017. While I worked hard at school, I found myself being chased out of class due to failure to pay school fees. This was when Good Soil Partners became part and parcel of my life.

Good Soil Partners has taken on the responsibility of paying my fees and accessories needed for school. The organization has gone above and beyond my expectation by providing leadership training. I currently am at Mzunzu University working on my bachelor’s degree in parasitology and disease vector control thanks to  support from Good Soil Partners. I expect to complete my program in 2024. My dream is to finish my degree with distinction and become a medical assistant for disease control.

I currently live at the Biwi community with my sister, who just passed the MSCE exam. Our family income consists of a small scale business selling doughnuts as a means of income.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I sponsor the same student?

Length of sponsorship for a student is your choice. We are thankful for the donations we receive. Good Soil Partners would be grateful to receive sponsorship of a student that follows her/him through their education either in secondary or college/higher education.  It would be great if you could help a child from their teenage years all the way through to them being productive adults thriving and helping the future of Malawi succeed.

What does my donation go toward?

Your donation will go toward student tuition, we support children in Secondary (High) Schools, in National Schools and Colleges. All of these students were chosen based on their high academic abilities, passing government exams and an application process completed by Good Soil Partners Board of Directors and local advisory person. The costs involved for each student ranges based on their particular circumstances, some of the things we provide are; tuition, room and board, food, school supplies and fees, school uniforms, computer, leadership training, as well as career & development opportunities.

Are other people sponsoring the same child?

People may be sponsoring the same child depending on your total donation and the cost of the students school and examination fees, school supplies, school uniforms and basic needs of secondary students. College students may also have more than one sponsor due to cost of tuition fees, stipend for boarding and food, writing materials and a computer.

Will my sponsored child write to me?

If you choose to sponsor a student, you will receive updates on a quarterly basis from the website.

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How Does Sponsoring a Student Work?

Every donation to a child supports their educational development, daily necessities like food and housing, leadership training, and career guidance. We’ve made it simple as 1,2,3

I see it as a privilege to be part of the GSP scholarship program as I do not only benefit tuition fees but also the leadership and entrepreneurship training programs. Through GSP I feel I will become a better leader and citizen. Thanks to GSP I am where I am now.
Alepha Kaferekudowa
Good Soil Partner Student
To GSP, my words cannot be enough to express my gratitude for the impact that you are doing in Malawi. Through your help, I am now able to help my siblings and family with some basic needs and I am now looking forward to helping more and more people so that through me they can realize their potential.
Saidi Smoke
Good Soil Partner Student & Graduate
It is a great feeling seeing myself achieve my goals of being at the university while GSP is handling my tuition and other school necessities. What a big impact GSP is having in my life and my family who can not afford my college expenses. I am grateful to GSP for the impact they are making
Amos Chipata
Good Soil Partner Student