Helping the Youth of Malawi Reach Their Potential
Planting Seeds of Hope Through Education, Leadership, Careers, and Entrepreneurship
The average annual income in Malawi is $300. Most children cannot attend high school or college because the cost is between 75% to 500% of a family’s annual income. Our Education Scholarship programs assist individuals who want to learn and whose parents are committed to allowing the student to attend school without placing common social pressures for daily survival activities on the child. We choose individuals who have proven they want to make a difference with their education and help Malawi thrive in the future. We have mentors and support people helping students thrive in difficult situations. Because of all of this support, we have a 96% success rate of students passing from one grade to the next.
Only 1% of Malawi’s children have the resources to attend post-secondary education. We offer continuing education scholarships and vocational-technical training and development programs that allow our students access to seek their dreams and goals. Through the assistance of our student guidance counselors, career talks, and personal development programs Good Soil students can discover their unique gifts, talents, and passions and embrace the calling of their life. Our goal is to help our students reach their full potential.
The youth of Malawi are its future. They must learn what it means to be a good leader in order to become influencers and bring positive change to their country. Leadership development and training are key components for laying the foundation to self-sustainability at Good Soil Partners. We have created certified leadership training programs that all children must complete as part of their partnership with Good Soil Partners.
There is great potential for growing healthy businesses in Malawi. Unfortunately, most Malawians do not have the education and knowledge to be good business owners. Additionally, good paying jobs are very difficult to find in Malawi. We’ve created a Partnership Training and Development Program that allows our students to learn how to operate a successful business and partner with us to operate it. These partner businesses also provide some of our students with direct access to good paying jobs within these businesses.
Social Issues in Malawi
As with every poor and underdeveloped country, a host of social, economic, and political issues impact the daily lives of all residents of Malawi. At Good Soil Partners, we’ve made it part of our mission to also address these issues in order to help our student partners not only survive but to thrive.