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Atsikana Pa Ulendo (Girls on the Move)
Rotary Club of Edmonton Glenora
Avenue of Service: International Service Area of Focus: Basic Education and Literacy
Country: Malawi City/Region:
Project Description
Malawi Education Foundation - Giving Girls A Choice ... Giving Girls A Voice Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU) is dedicated to helping young Malawian women achieve self-sufficiency through education. Our mission is to provide high quality education to girls from the rural areas of Malawi who would be otherwise unable to continue with their education beyond primary school, due to a lack of financial support. This is a grassroots organization co-founded by Christie Johnson, a Canadian teacher ( from Stoney Plain , and Memory Chazeza, a Malawian teacher who have been working towards this goal since they met in the summer of 2000. As educators, Christie and Memory believe that education is the key to giving girls a choice in the lives that they lead. It gives them a voice to share their dreams with their communities. It is their voice that will give them the power they need to transform their lives and the lives of their future families. Together, with their supporters in Malawi and in Canada, they are making this dream real, empowering their students to see that they too can have dreams and live to see their dreams come true.
Project Partners and Funding
Total Project Budget: $4,000.00
Partner Type Amount
Total Funding: $0
Project Results
Our club supported a young woman by the name of Bridget Kachipeto in Malawi as part of the very successful Malawi Girl’s on the Move initiative. We pledged $1000 a year for 4 years 2008-2012 which allowed Bridget to stay in school for 4 years and ultimately graduating from high school. We are convinced that educating girls and women has a very positive impact on the economic health and well being of a community.
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