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Edukans in Malawi

Mission Edukans Malawi

Edukans programmes in Malawi contribute towards the global mission of training and educating young people for a better life and respond to two focus areas of quality basic education, and vocational skills training.

 
Quality basic education                                   Vocational skills training

 

Goal Edukans Malawi

Our office supports the Edukans global mission. Over the next 5 years Edukans Malawi will contribute to the global mission:
Limbani Nsapato, country director and Yamikani Givah, business developer Edukans Malawi

Edukans has been supporting activities in Malawi since 2006 and in 2016 it established a country office in Lilongwe, which was duly registered with Government as a non-profit NGO in March 2018. Edukans is implementing projects in the following districts: Karonga, Mzuzu, Nkhatabay, Mangochi, Zomba, Chiradzulu, Blantyre, Thyolo, Chikhwawa, Lilongwe, Salima and Mzimba.

Problem description

Basic Education: Over the last 20 years, the Malawi Government has increased access to, and therefore enrolment to both primary and secondary education. However, both subsectors still face challenges. In primary education there are high repetition rates, which on average were 22.1 percent of students repeating the grade they are in, in 2020 (NESPR 2020). The year 2020 also saw an average dropout rate of 4.89 percent in Grade 1. In addition, only 47% of primary school teachers have the minimum knowledge in reading expected from them (The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality IV Report 2017). At secondary education, 4,579 boys and 6,050 girls dropped out of form 1 in 2020. Additionally, a large proportion of teaching staff is unqualified in secondary schools.

Vocational Education: Youth unemployment is sky high in Malawi. While the youth should have the future, they are challenged in realizing their ambitions, due to poor education, lack of (decent) employment opportunities and poor facilities at large for linking youth into work. The paradox, though, is that companies are in high need of skilled workforce, and they are unable to find. Edukans therefore invests in quality and relevant skills training.

Impact Malawi

Edukans Malawi for quality education in basic education

Contribute towards improved equitable access and quality of basic education by 2025.

Edukans Malawi for quality education in vocational education

Contribute to a reduction in the level of poverty amongst young people through quality vocational skills and trainings

Edukans as an expert in Malawi has resolved and realizes sustainable impact.

Domains of influence addressed are:

  • Improving skills of teachers to embrace a learner-centred, learner-empowering approach
  • Facilitating the development of children’s social emotional skills
  • Enhancing a safe inclusive learning environment for children

Track record

From the time the Country Office was opened in 2016, Edukans Malawi has implemented the following

Edukans Malawi for quality education in basic education:

The Project Names:

Trackrecord Teacher Training Malawi

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Edukans Malawi for quality education in vocational education:

  • 1 project – Agri-TEVET Skills Project
    • Location – Lilongwe
    • Number of Youth – 150
    • Duration – 2 years (2018-2020)

This was a pilot project, forming part of the scale up plans of the Learn for Agribusiness Project in Uganda and several TEVET projects in Kenya. The project was implemented with technical support from the Nairobi Country Office.

Watch this video to learn more: https://edukans.org/what-we-do/edustars/starlearner/

“Worldwide, we are creating opportunities enabling children and young people to shape their futures with confidence.”

We appreciate your support.

 Please contact us at:

Dr. Limbani Nsapato: limbani@edukans.org

Yamikani Givah: yamikani@edukans.org

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