My Country: Malawi

Population:  17,215,000

Life Expectancy:  61 years

Orphaned Children:  1.3 million

Attendance in early childhood education:  39%

Children sleeping under mosquito nets:  45%

Steria J.

Personal Information

Reference #: MA-UNVP3-0139
Age:  23
Birthday:  August 20th
Gender:  Female
Grade:  University Year 1
Program:  Mgwayi Village Partnership
Village Name:  Mgwayi
Educational Goals:  Administration Officer
Favorite Subjects:  English
Favorite Activity:  Soccer
Favorite Food:  Nsima; Okra
Personality Traits:  Helpful; Intelligent; Plays well with others
Favorite Bible Story and/or Verse:  Ruth
Spiritual Life:  Accepted Jesus, Attends Church, Likes to Sing, Memorizes Scriptures, Prays

University/Vocational Program

In a country that still continues to struggle with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and environmental challenges that, in recent years, have caused poor crop yields, these young adults need a higher education in order to secure good jobs and help raise their communities out of poverty.

COTN seeks to empower our students by sending them to vocational schools and universities. The program begins with a gap assignment. During this time, students gain practical work experience within COTN in an area of interest, contribute to the ministry in a meaningful way, and prepare for the next phase of their education. After completing a gap assignment, students begin their course of study in a university or vocational school.

Thanks to sponsors like you who have partnered with our staff, we have already seen students graduate and become doctors, teachers, and other professionals. Your gift helps provide tuition, room and board, books, materials, and travel as needed. By continuing to equip these students with tools for success, we believe they will create positive change in their community and, ultimately, their nation.

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