How It Works

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Real Students. Real Need. Real Impact!

Your Support Today Provides for Their Success Tomorrow

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

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What It Means to Be a Sponsored Child

To become a Good Soil Partner scholarship student, each student goes through several interviews. We also interview the parents. Each student must submit an essay and sign an agreement that they will adhere to the behaviors outlined in the agreement or the scholarship will be rescinded. This may sound harsh, but our success rate has increased significantly when we provide strict guidelines for our students to succeed. We also believe that our sponsors deserve to know their investment in our students is a wise choice. 

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Sponsorship Resources

Because our support embraces the whole student, we provide all the resources each young person needs to thrive in difficult situations. Every student that is fully sponsored receives: 

  • School fees, testing and exam fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Computer
  • Uniforms and other clothing
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership training and development
  • Career guidance and support
  • Entrepreneurship development

What It Means to Be a Sponsor

Being a sponsor is pretty special. You are making an investment in the education of a young person and building the future leaders of Malawi. Most of our sponsors do not personally meet the student or students they support. But they get to know the students through written updates where they can witness the remarkable young men and women these students become. These regular updates also provide reassurance that your donation is going to a good cause. As a sponsor, you have the potential to shape and form the next generation of Malawi and potentially to impact an entire country. 

Sponsors receive:

  • Tax-deductible donation
  • Quarterly updates on students
  • Confidence that your investment/donation is making a difference in a young person’s life


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Frequently Asked Questions About Sponsoring a Child

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.

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.

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.

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