The Unexpected That Made My Trip Worthwhile

I traveled to Malawi in April for my annual monitoring and evaluation trip. Because I communicate daily with our field staff, my trip went pretty much as expected. But, it was those things that I did not expect… Read More

March 2018 Update

Social Media Highlight In case you missed it on our Facebook page… We have welcomed a new intern to the EKARI Malawi staff – Stanley Namakhwa! He is an EKARI beneficiary currently studying horticulture at the Natural Resources… Read More

January 2018 Update

Impact Story: Jenipher Jenipher is one of EKARI’s 13 recent high school graduates. Her story is one of patience, hard work, and resilience. In 2015, Jenipher passed her senior year exam, but did not score high enough for… Read More

Help us Provide Life Skills Training

Many of the youth and adults whom EKARI support face a crisis. At schools in Malawi, youth are generally taught to merely memorize the correct answer to exam questions. They do not learn how to problem solve or think… Read More

November 2017 Update

Social Media Highlight We recently hosted a graduation ceremony for our Adult Literacy English language students! It was a great event commemorating the hard work and progress of our adult learners. Only 65.8% of adults in Malawi are… Read More

Growing Minds, Building Independence

Throughout our previous posts, we have discussed many of the challenges that affect the Phalombe District in Malawi: the educational system is poorly equipped; the secondary schools have high tuition fees; many families are unable to provide the… Read More

August 2017 Update

Social Media Highlight 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… Read More

May 2017 Update

Social Media Highlight In case you missed it on our Facebook page… Elias, our Malawi In-Country Director, visited Seattle in May! He presented updates to several organizations who support EKARI and raised funds at the Peddler Brewing Company in partnership… Read More

The Dangers of Voluntourism

The two main reasons people travel are for work or for pleasure, yet there are times those two intentions overlap. Having the opportunity to enjoy tourist activities when traveling for a work assignment is a blessing, but there… Read More

February 2017 Update

Social Media Highlight In case you missed it on our Facebook page… We are thrilled to announce that Wilson placed #1 in his class for the 1st term of the 2016-17 school year! We would like to congratulate him… Read More