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Meet Chisomo: a young teen mother shining in school

In the year 2019, a 14-year-old Chisomo from Nalikata Village in Mulanje district got pregnant while preparing for her final primary school examinations. While she was devastated as the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy were that she was raped by unknown person, Chisomo managed to write her examinations. The elders of her family discussed and agreed …

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OTK Scholarship Beneficiary Vincent Ligomeka Selected to Study Physics and Electronics Engineering

Meet Vincent Ligomeka, a proud beneficiary of the Othakarhaka Education Scholarship program since secondary school. We are excited to share that Vincent has been selected to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Electronics at Mzuzu University. Hailing from Kamwendo Village in Mulanje district where he grew up with a poor single mother …

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OTK Tailoring School Donates School Uniforms to Underprivileged Pupils in Elementary Schools

Othakarhaka Foundation has extended its back-to-school drive to Pasani, Nansato, and Mkanda Primary Schools, where we donated school uniforms to pupils from underprivileged families. In Malawi, every child is required to wear a school uniform, even in primary schools. While many rural primary schools may be lenient with their pupils, considering the majority come from …

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OTK with support from Borchard Foundation Sends More girls to Technical College

In mid-January 2024, our Girls Education Scholarship program supported by the Borchard Foundation through the I Demand Access(IDA), sent additional underprivileged girls to enroll in diverse diploma programs at Naminjiwa Technical College in Phalombe district. The students are also our former beneficiaries from our Secondary School scholarship grant. Adorned with broad smiles, the girls journeyed …

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OTK Education Scholarship Students Go Back to school

As the echoes of the festive season holidays end, the corridors of hope for over 400 students under Othakarhaka Foundation Education Scholarship restart. Dressed in their different school uniforms, we hosted some of the students and their volunteer mentors to a one day ‘Back to School Character Building meeting’ held at Othakarhaka headquarters in Mulanje. …

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Othakarhaka Founder Selected for Prestigious International Leadership Association Membership

Othakarhaka Founder Selected for Prestigious International Leadership Association Membership

We are thrilled to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, Ida Puliwa has been selected for a one-year membership with the International Leadership Association (ILA). The International Leadership Association (ILA) stands as the largest global community exclusively dedicated to advancing leadership knowledge and practice. As an ILA member, Ida will have access to various …

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72 Students under OTK Education Scholarship Pass the 2023 MSCE exams

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 …

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Othakarhaka Foundation Volunteers step up 2023-2024 Tree Planting Preparations

In a sounding commitment to fostering a greener Malawi, Othakarhaka Foundation has significantly stepped up its preparations for the 2023-2024 Tree Planting Season. The preparations which began in October 2023 have witnessed an inspiring gathering of diverse community volunteers at all of Othakarhaka’s Tree Nurseries. The collective presence of the elderly, women, girls, and boys …

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Christine Kipp’s Timely Maize Donation Brings Relief to Needy Families

In the wake of Cyclone Freddy’s significant impact earlier in 2023, rural communities, particularly those in Chambe, Mulanje, have been on a slow path to recovery. While progress has been made, the effects linger, especially in these already struggling regions. Many families continue to grapple with the aftermath, having suffered losses in their homes and …

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