100

Schools Built to Date

253,595

Volunteer Work Days

buildOn has constructed 100 schools in Malawi since 1993, helping Malawians in rural areas take the first steps out of extreme poverty.

Consistently ranked among the world’s 20 least developed countries on the UN’s Human Development Index, the Southeast African country of Malawi has long been challenged by economic stagnation and a lack of access to education. Over 50% of the country’s population lives below the poverty line of US $1.25 a day, and epidemics of AIDS and malaria have further slowed progress. buildOn schools have improved the lives of villagers by promoting gender equality and providing literacy, health, agriculture and have offered income-generating classes to adults through the Adult Literacy Program.

Malawi School Building

Just a few of the schools we’ve built and people we’ve impacted in Malawi

Our programs have impacted thousands of students in Malawi

  • Felisiya, age 87, had 11 children and 7 died. "I was so happy that day I wished I was young again so I could go back to school. I want my grandchildren to have a better future. I know any day I can die. I want to die in peace know they have an education a

    “I was so happy that day I wished I was young again so I could go back to school. I want my grandchildren to have a better future. I know any day I can die. I can die in peace know they have an education and a better future”

    Felisiya Naphiri

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How You Can Help

Help us fund the next school built in Malawi.

Fundraise to Build a School in Malawi

Use your creativity to raise awareness of the education crisis in Malawi and fundraise to help end it. $35,000 will fund an entire school.

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Donate to Build a School in Malawi

Help bring quality education to students living in poverty in Malawi. Just $22 provides access to education for a child in Malawi.

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Learn more about Malawi programs
Contact Rosann Jager
VP of International Programs
734.727.5436
rosann.jager@buildon.org
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Contact Skyler Badenoch
VP of Development
202.441.6170
skyler.badenoch@buildon.org

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