Education remains key to breaking the cycle of poverty and many other challenges in rural communities in Malawi. From empowering our girls to challenge the traditional gender roles, gender-based violence and early marriages, education has continued to be a catalyst of change for families in Mulanje district.
At Othakarhaka Foundation, our commitment to education continues to transform lives. Among 72 students from rural Mulanje under our education scholarship, 51 passed the 2023 Malawi School Certificate of Education Examinations with flying colors, earning eligibility to study in public Universities of Malawi.
This achievement is not just about numbers; it’s a testament to breaking barriers. We’re proud that among these 51 eligible students for public universities, 34 are girls, highlighting our dedication to girls’ empowerment in rural communities.
For these students, the prospect of university marks a remarkable journey. Some have never gone beyond their rural settings, yet their aspirations to study diverse fields serve as a powerful weapon to change their world as Nelson Mandela once said.
At Othakarhaka, we value education and understand its transformative power, especially for girls. Our partnership with I Demand Access guarantees this commitment, covering tuition, exam fees, and providing bicycles to girls who walk long distances to school.
Through this collaboration, over 450 girls in government schools have been supported, enabling 187 to break free from forced marriages and return back to school. Currently, 48 are pursuing diverse fields in renowned public universities.
As these brilliant dreamers aspire to become doctors, engineers, journalists, and more, we invite collaboration, donations, and partnerships from both local and international partners. Join us in shaping their futures and impacting their communities. For more information on how you can be a part of this transformation, email us at email@example.com.