Promoting Inclusive and equitable quality primary and secondary education

Through promoting girls' education, early grade reading and social mobilization campaigns

Active projects implimented under the pillar

Improving Education Quality in Community Day Secondary Schools ( IEQ - CDSS ) Funded by The Mastercard foundation and Echidna Giving - November 2017 to December 2020

IEQ - CDSS is a project which stems out from government's efforts to improve quality of education in all its schools at all levels.

Creative Centre for Community Mobilization ( CRECCOM ) Funded by CRECCOM - April 1999 to

All interventions that are purerly CRECCOM and not project based

ENDING CHILD MARRIAGES IN MACHINGA DISTRICT ( ECMMD ) Funded by Girls Oppoertunity Alliance - to

This is a project aimed to contribute towards transforming the lives of girls by improving their access, retention, and achievement in upper primary and secondary schools by reducing early marriages from 6.8% in Machinga district

Some of the completed projects for the pillar

Engaging Communities and Schools in Support of Adolescent Girls Education in Malawi ( ECSSAGEM ) Funded by Dubai Cares and Echidna Giving - 11 October 2016 to October 2017

CRECCOM will be mobilising parents, traditional leaders and entire communities to take an active role in the education of the girls in their areas. This project is expected to support 11,000 students in Thyolo district.

Girls Attainment in Basic Literacy and Education Social Mobilization Campaign ( GABLE SMC ) Funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - 1994 to 1998

the project successfully changed negative attitudes, practices, beliefs and traditions of parents, teachers, children, initiation counselors, religious leaders and others towards girls’ education so that they began to dialogue and take action towards girl’s attendance, persistence and completion in primary school

Girls Attainment in Basic Literacy and Education Social Mobilization Campaign ( GABLE SMC-EQ ) Funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - 1998 to 2004

designed to sensitize, motivate and mobilize communities (teachers, pupils, religious leaders, school management committees) to support and contribute to quality education for all children as they changed their attitudes and practices that left improvement of education quality to government. Through the implementation of the project, more school committees had become functional. Teachers, community leaders and SMC members had acquired a sense of ownership for their schools and were actively involved in improving the standards of education.

Malawi Education Support Activity ( MESA ) Funded by - 2003 to 2006

One key achievement under MESA was the mobilization of communities who supported orphans and vulnerable children through a number of orphan care activities and imparting local vocational skills to the children through collaboration with teachers. Communities were also equipped with proposal writing and grants management skills through the training and provision of small grants.

The Ambassadors Girls Scholarship Program ( AGSP ) Funded by United States Agency for International Development - 2005 to 2009

the seven - year nationwide project supported more than 6000 under privileged children, 66% of them girls. Children from child-headed families, from grandparents-headed families and some taken into extended families received scholarship and mentoring support and a considerable fraction of them have been selected to secondary schools, those who would have otherwise withdrawn from school.