Our Work

Malawi, Africa, is one of the poorest countries on earth with a GDP of $450AUD per person.

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In 2016, the United Nations World Food Programme declared Malawi, Africa, a “Level 3” which is their highest level of emergency, identifying that 6.5 million (just over a third of the population of 18 million) Malawians need immediate food aid.

Project Kindy fundraises in Australia to support locally run kindergartens in rural Malawi that are managed by the Canossian Sisters.  The collaborative kindergarten model provides vital, immediate food security for vulnerable children through the nutritious lunches and improves their ‘school readiness’, raising long term educational and living standard outcomes.  Moreover, as active leaders in the initiating and running of the kindergartens, the local villagers avoid the pitfalls of passive receivership.

By supporting Project Kindy in this way you can be assured that:

  • 100% of donations collected will directly reach the grassroots level and fund the $4/month/child kindergarten fees of the children. Your help will provide immediate food security and long term improvements in the educational and living standards of the children
  • The sustainability and scope of the program in Malawi will be strengthened by your very valuable contribution, and we will regularly report back to you regarding your impact

The work of Project Kindy aims to nourish children in need with daily nutritious lunches and early years education with a focus on language and social skills development. Recent years of harsh droughts and destructive floods have worsened the extreme poverty suffered by subsistence farming families in Malawi and children are amongst the most vulnerable, especially in rural areas.  Project Kindy raises funds to provide Kindergarten Fees which cost only $4/child/month.

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Project Kindy Donors enjoy a direct connection to their Malawian Beneficiaries through our strong relationship with the Canossian Daughters of Charity and the chiefs, teachers, parents and children of the rural villages in Malawi where our kindergartens are located. 100% of the general donations received by Project Kindy directly reaches the kindergartens.  The Aussie dollar stretches a long way in Malawi!

 

Donors are the lifeblood of Project Kindy and their trust and compassion is not taken for granted.

Project Kindy began with 1 kindergarten of 40 students in September 2011 and has expanded over time to 11 this year, and now directly supports nearly 800 children.

Kindergarten Teachers’ Names Cooks’ Names Groundsmen’s Names Children
1 Nsanama 1) Chidzanja Agnes 1)  Anna Maulana 1)  Lajabu Salimu 206
(Bakhita) 2) Jean Wilson
3) Mabel Baruti
4) Loveness Morris
2 Katundu 1) Yunity Waliwa 1)  Cecilia Petro 1)  Vasco Petro 56
(Nazareth) 2) Diana Joseph
3 St Theresa’s 1) Joyce Haji 1)  Agnes Malute 94
(Nsanama) 2) Martha Alick
4 St Anna’s 1) Masamba Mussa 1) M. Maluwa 53
(Mahethe) 2) Evelyn Ernesto
5 St Francis 1)  Vincent Stefano 1)  Tita Dotha 28
(Atupele)
6 St Augustine’s 1)  Ester Patric 1)  M. Mwala 63
(Mgodi)
7 St Pius 1)  Shadreck Rabson 1)  Doreen Watson 90
(Chisuse)
8 St Kizito 1)  Ida Mulawa 1)  Feles Pazani 45
(Masawu)
9 Mlambe 1)  Anubi Ngache 1)  Patuma Assan 40
(Matuka)
10 Sacred Heart 1)  Teresa Julio 1)  Ida Gideo 60
(Mtima Woyera)
11 St. Magdalene 1) Elisa Amos 1) Gladness Namakusa 34
(Mwai Wathu)
TOTAL CHILDREN 769
TOTAL TEACHERS 17
TOTAL SUPPORT STAFF 13