We are excited to be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022 - for the fifth consecutive year. Last year our campaign to deliver our digital skills course to teachers in Zimbabwe was hugely successful; we reached our fundraising goal and we are well on our way to meeting our target of 200 trained teachers by the end of the year!
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022 launches on #GivingTuesday 29th November and for one week only every donation is doubled.
Our goal is to help 200 Malawian students over five months to gain digital and entrepreneurial skills.
"Digital learning is changing our lives as students. These programs will help us after secondary school."
Madalo Banda, Aged 19, Njamba Secondary School, Malawi
With scarce computer facilities at schools, many Malawian students are unable to gain practical, ‘hands-on’ experience using digital technology. In addition, young students struggle to pay for education and many demotivated teenage girls have fallen out of education due to increased rates of pregnancies.
*49.2% of the Malawian population are under 18 and they need skills to improve their future livelihoods.*
Developing real-life skills will enable these students to generate an income improving their future livelihoods, with the wider effect of uplifting their families and communities out of poverty.
The delivery of our Entrepreneurial IT Skills Programme to teach students how to use design programmes will help develop students’ confidence using digital technology and apply it to real-life. Students will have better chances of success with internships and employment opportunities to improve income and independence.
Students will leave school confident and digitally focused to improve their future education, employment and life prospects.
"Long term benefits of the digital skills training include an income generating activity for our students."
Precious Majoni, Teacher, Zingwangwa Secondary School, Malawi
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the campaign.
Save the date: Midday Tuesday 29th November to midday Tuesday 6th December 2022