Life Expectancy: 61 years
Orphaned Children: 1.3 million
Attendance in early childhood education: 39%
Children sleeping under mosquito nets: 45%
Steven comes to our COTN family from the village of Mtsiliza. He has been a part of our program since 2014. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and reading. He is studying journalism at the Malawi Institute of Journalism. Through your sponsorship, Steven has the opportunity to attend school and make a difference in his community.
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.