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buildOn is breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy in Malawi by building schools in the villages that need them most.

Consistently ranked among the world’s 20 least developed countries on the UN Human Development Index, the Southeast African country of Malawi has long been challenged by economic stagnation and a lack of access to education. In Malawi, 71 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and epidemics of AIDS and malaria, as well as recent droughts, have further challenged development.

buildOn schools—built in villages that have never before had an adequate school structure—are improving the lives of students and community members in Malawi by promoting gender equality and providing increased access to quality education.

Our Malawi Programs

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

Our programs have impacted thousands of lives in Malawi

  • “My daughters had to walk a long distance to the old school. They were tired and did poorly because it was so far. Now, we have a buildOn school, and I feel good. Education is the key to their success.”

    Charity Roberts, Community Volunteer — Matapila, Malawi

  • “My favorite subject is Chichewa because it’s my local language, and I like learning more about it. When I grow up, I want to be a teacher.”

    Edwina Phiri, 13-year-old student — Mchentche, Malawi

  • “I used to walk five kilometers to the nearest school in another village, but now my new school is much closer. My favorite subject is Mathematics.”

    Macson Phiri, 9-year-old student — Kamtsiro, Malawi

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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. $27,000 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
Chief Program Officer, Global
Volunteer or support our programs
Contact Maurice Muchene
VP of Development

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