Aphunzire (Let them Learn)

Year: 2019
Country: Malawi
Project Status: Funded
Impact Sector: Education
Project Investment: $722.38

Project Launch: 12-30-19

This project will provide mentorship and career guidance to 60 girls having challenges with their studies. The students will have the opportunity to engage with mentors and role models for six months after their initial workshops. The project will provide motivational books and advocate for a friendly studying environment in students' homes. These interventions are expected to improve the girl’s academic performance, help them set career goals, and create a culture of learning in the household. 

Final Report: 11-30-21

Led by Tamandani Njoka a YALI RLC alumnus, Tsogolo Youth Network successfully used a $722.38 Accelerator grant funds from World Connect to implement a project called Aphunzire (Let them Learn) aimed at increasing students’ academic performance at Nanthomba Secondary School in Dowa district.  Using mentorship and career guidance sessions, 31 out of the 60 students have moved from being average to high performing students. While the remaining 29 improved their academic performance from being poor performers to average students. The project has also led to the establishment of a mother group at the school to support female students. 

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