The Big Give Christmas Challenge

We need your help to raise £6,525 to give safe and local access to nursery and a daily meal to 411 children in rural Malawi.  Donate through from 1st December and your donation will be doubled.

nursery school in Malawi

The problem

World Bank data shows 84% of rural Malawians face food insecurity; stunting affects 54% of toddlers and 5% of children die before their 5th birthday, 20% due to malnutrition. Stunted children have poorer development, achieve less at school and have poorer health and survival rates. Preschool education is unfunded by the government. Only 30% of children complete primary school: girls are often removed to look after pre-school siblings or help their parents.

The goal

To raise £6,525 in eight days from 1st December 2020 to secure nursery education and good nutrition for 411 five year olds in Malawi.

Our solution

We’ve created local partnerships to make early years education accessible to children at risk supporting the Malawi Early Childhood Development strategy. By giving basic monitoring, reducing the incidence of stunting and improving the chances of completing primary education we are improving the life outcomes of children. Your funding will directly support under fives in these schools by providing a teacher, food and ongoing support and monitoring in partnership with the traditional authorities.

The cost

£3,200 to run one nursery school for a year - giving education to 70 children

£728 provides a daily meal for each child in a nursery

£1,720 provides a teacher and assistant for the school for a year

£750 provides monitoring and support for a whole year from Open Arms.

Double your impact

By donating to the Big Give from 1st December until 8th December your donation will be doubled with match funding.

Click here to donate from 1st December

Your donation will help children in Malawi grow up healthy with the love of a family


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