In case you missed it on our Facebook page… Each year in May and June, a group of engineering students from the University of Michigan travel to Malawi to volunteer with EKARI. Our 3rd group volunteered with us this year! They tutored senior year students for their year-end exam; this exam is the sole decider of whether or not a student will go onto college. To learn more, click here.
We have several beneficiaries who are in need of sponsors so they may continue their education! You have the opportunity to support Patricia as she pursues a Bachelors in Banking and Finance at University. Patricia is the youngest of three children, and her mother lacks the resources to support her financially through this journey. If you are unable to provide full support, then we will happily match you with other co-sponsors, so students like Patricia can chase their dreams! Our need is immediate. Our goal is for all students to be sponsored by August 15. Please let us know if you are interested!
We would like to introduce yet another addition to the EKARI family: Christopher Loti, our new Youth Programs Coordinator! Christopher will be managing EKARI’s Sponsor a Student Program and Complementary Student Programs. Before working with EKARI, Christopher served as a secondary school teacher at Nzeru Independent Secondary School in Blantyre. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree from Mzuzu University, which he uses to compliment his passion to influence young minds. Christopher is passionate about using education to positively impact struggling youth and we are so very lucky to have him!
We will host our fundraising event at Central Cinema on October 8, 2017 from 12:30pm – 3:00pm! We will focus on how EKARI works to instill a sense of hope and self-empowerment in our beneficiaries so that they feel capable of living independent of aid. Entitled Growing Minds: Building Independence, it will be an eye-opening and entertaining afternoon — we hope to see you there! Click here for more information.