Friends of Malawi supports partner projects and demonstrates the work being done by its partners to improve the livelihoods of the Malawian people.
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FRIENDS OF MALAWI has partnered with the organizations below to support community-based, sustainable efforts to improve the educational, health and economic opportunities in Malawi. FOM is proud to be part of their success by providing funds to support their efforts.
Each of these organizations has projects or programs that are based in Malawi and are designed and managed by Malawians or Peace Corps volunteers.
These programs were selected because they meet the following criteria:
· Integrate leadership from the local community.
· Serve a critical need in health, housing, education or economic development.
· Have a clear work plan and processes for executing project
· Have a sound organizational and financial structure
· Use local and sustainable practices and resources.
If you would like to become a partner with Friends of Malawi Visit our Partnership page for more information.
FOM was founded by returned Peace Corps Volunteers and is part of the National Peace Corps Association. For those who do not know, the “Peace Corps” is a 27 month fulltime international volunteer program for US Citizens; it is a program of the United States and was founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. For more information on the Peace Corps, please visit: www.peacecorps.gov. The goal of the program is to promote friendship and peace, but also to reinforce the idea that in order to move beyond just idealism, there needs to be action.
PCVs teach in schools, provide health care, supporting agricultural projects and work on economic development alongside Malawians to work together to build the resources and capacities of villages across Malawi.
FOM is delighted to be partnering with Peace Corps Malawi to help fund their Associate Peace Corps Director Fund. The APCD Fund supports very small scale projects (less than $150) at the community level and is structured to enable quick approval and disbursement (within 1 week). It is intended to provide money for training/capacity building efforts and/or to serve as "seed money" for community projects that the PCV envisions will be a stepping stone to further learning and action in the future. The small scale and rapid response allows PCVs to efficiently start up projects that require very little amounts of money. The APCD Fund is an elegant, low risk and efficient option for funding small projects and volunteers feel supported and empowered with quick decision making and funds flow.
Founded in 2007 by a Malawian teacher, Harry Nkhoma, Success in Kapiri provides an integrated primary school education for “traditional” fee-paying students and scholarship students with disabilities, orphans, and ability-to-pay issues.