Good Soil Partner Mentorship Program

This month, the Good Soil Partners 2020 Mentoring program started! We are so excited because this program is at the heart of what we do – equipping and empowering students.

The GSP mentors are a select group of college students trained in GSP mentoring practices. They are assigned to mentor our secondary students. Their primary role is to listen and guide the younger students in all aspects of life, helping them to become successful people and students.

Malawi’s environment is harsh and often causes young students to drop out of school and give up on their dreams because they can’t see any positive future for themselves. Having someone who has been in their shoes to give them ideas and suggest ways forward is an extremely beneficial part of the Good Soil Partners program.

In the Malawi school systems, teachers will often have upwards of 100 students. It then becomes difficult for them to properly support and encourage every student. Often times, parents of our students did not attend school, so they are not able to give advice to their children about the best ways to get through school; how to balance school and life, how to manage their time, and how to persevere through difficult classes.

The Good Soil Partners mentorship program provides a contact for secondary students to go to when they are stressed or struggling. This is a huge part of the success of the program because accountability and support plays a large role in long term success.

We are extremely grateful for our mentors and the mentors that they raise! Every supported GSP student has the opportunity to grow into a mentor for our program – so thank you for supporting our students and mentors.

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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