education

Precious has started college!

Precious at college!

Precious is from Kanyenyeva. When he was a young child, he was encouraged to attend school by the leaders of the orphan project. The leaders encourage all the children in their area to attend school.

In Malawi, students need to pass a test in order to move to the next grade. Precious did so well on the test he took to enter high school that he was invited to attend a national high school where the top students from their county attend. He received financial assistance through Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP) to attend this high school.

Precious did so well on the tests that he took in order to graduate from high school that he was invited to attend university in Malawi!! Thanks to a generous donation to MOCP for his education and expenses, he is able to attend university. He has chosen Computer Science as his major and is attending UNICAF in Lilongwe.

Thanks to another donation, he will be receiving a computer soon.

Precious is the first student from Kanyenyeva Ministries to attend university. Thanks to the leadership of the orphan project who know that education will help their community and their country develop, more children in their community are graduating from high school. The investment of encouraging education by the leaders of the orphan project is showing and will only serve to benefit their area and their country as more and more students graduate and make a difference in their county.

Thank you to everyone who has and will donate to help educate the children in Kanyenyeva.

Skills Center Completion Fundraiser

Skills Center Completion Fundraiser

Target Goal: $10,000

 

A Skills Center is being built at Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministries in Malawi, Africa. The Center will be used to house self-sustaining enterprises for both women and men. Students will also be able to utilize the covered open area for evening study and socialization.

A $10,000 grant from Westwood Lutheran Church in Excelsior, MN provided the initial funds to erect the foundation and walls for the Center. An additional $15,000 has been raised to plaster the walls and complete the roof, floor, doors, and windows. Once the roof and floor are complete, the Days for Girls Enterprise will be able to move into their new secure storage and workspace to sew washable reusable sanitary products for sale and distribution. Ultimately, the building will be available for other local enterprises, such as a sandal making business.

 

A final $10,000 is required to provide solar powered electricity and plumbing for a restroom, solar powered well pump and elevated water tank.

Please consider making a life changing gift to help the women and men of Malawi develop sustainable enterprises. Malawi Orphan Care Project, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) registered company and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

You can donate using the “Donate Here” button on our website, or by mailing your donation to Malawi Orphan Care Project, 53 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44902. Please write “Skills Center” on your check or in the message section for online donations.

Thank you for your support!

International Day of the Girl Child, October 11, 2019

 

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

In recognition of International Day of the Girl Child, Malawi Orphan Care Project, Inc. is raising money to help complete a film about underage and forced marriage in Malawi. A film crew from leapyear, inc. traveled to Malawi earlier this year and interviewed girls, women, and men who have been affected by forced marriage and those who are working to end the culture of forced marriage in Malawi. This film, The Bride Price, is in a position to help the people in Malawi who are fighting to change their culture but that wont happen unless we can complete the film.

 

The girls in the picture above are just a few of more that 2,500 girls released from underage and forced marriages by Chief Theresa Kachindamoto in Malawi. In The Bride Price, these girls; Chief Kachindamoto; Yamiko Kawale, founder of GEM; McKnight Kalanda, Director of Child Development Affairs in the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and others tell about the problem of underage and forced marriages in Malawi and what they are doing to change the culture of their nation.

 

 

There is some more shooting to complete and post-production expenses; such as, artwork, film scoring, editing, and crew fees to pay. We appreciate any level of giving, from $5 to $500. Every little bit help. Click here for more information and we thank you for your support.

 

Manna for Malawi 2019

Manna for Malawi 2019 was a great success!!

This fifth annual event raised approximately $44,000. These funds will be used to purchase a truck for the farm in Malawi, for education for high school students, and food for the children.

 

The event featured the Johnny Holm Band which was very popular. Despite the rain fans stayed and listened to the music and danced. Everyone was enjoying the music.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Maucieri’s Italian Bistro for the meal and to Mixed Company A Kava House for the beverages. A special thank you to The Woodtick Inn for hosting this event.

 

 

 

 

As soon as possible $40,898 will be wired to Malawi. Of that money $30,000 will be used for the truck, $5,898 will be used for education, and $5,000 will be used for food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were activities for all ages, including a silent auction, face painting, hula hoops, balloon sculptures, and more!

 

 

 

Mark your calendars now for Manna For Malawi 2020 which will be held Sunday, June 28th and will feature the Johnny Holm Band.