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

January 2017 Update

Social Media Highlight In case you missed in on our Facebook page… Alice and Flora have completed grade 2 of electrical installation school! Following their exams, they attended a completion ceremony to recognize their accomplishments. EKARI’s In-Country Director,… Read More

Poverty vs. Extreme Poverty

Since the beginning of 2017 the EKARI team has been in the process of revising our mission statement to better align with the foundation’s long-term goals. After careful discernment and consideration, we have changed our mission statement from… Read More

Winter 2016 Update

Social Media Highlight In case you missed in on our Facebook page… Rhoda is studying at the Kamuzu College of Nursing to earn a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery! The Kamuzu College of Nursing is part of the University… Read More