Sponsor a Child’s Education

In Malawi, 93% of children do not finish secondary school. After primary school, education is no longer free in Malawi and the vast majority of families simply cannot afford to pay the fees, let alone the costs of educational materials and equipment.

As a result, 64% of youth aged 15 – 19 do not have any educational qualification (UNICEF, 2018).

At Open Arms, we provide a solution. Across our five family houses in Blantyre, we fund primary, secondary, and vocational education for around 35 children. Our 10 nursery schools also provide preschool education to over 500 children every day.

This is more than just sponsorship. When you sponsor a child with Open Arms, over time a bond develops between sponsor and child as you follow them grow and reach their potential.

Child Education Sponsorship

Sponsor a child’s education today from just £20 a month

When you sign up to support, you will:

Education is the most effective route out of poverty and drastically improves children’s long-term prospects.

Global Partnership for Education

“For children in the low-income countries, early learning is a springboard allowing them to catch up with their more privileged peers. Preschool education gives them more chances to do well in primary school later, continue through secondary school, and eventually find work with a better pay”

The school age population (5-19) is estimated at 9 million learners or 39.5% of the population (UNICEF, 2018). The need to invest in these children is crucial for the future of Malawi.

Your regular contribution will go towards your child’s educational fees and resources.

How to sponsor a child’s education

In order to sponsor a child’s, please complete the form below. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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


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