The William Stewart Foundation

Sponsor a Child

In Malawi, primary education is free, but secondary education must be paid for.

Children dip in and out of school according to what can be afforded. That is why there are pupils of 18, 19 and even 20 who are still struggling to complete their education. Even at primary level, although there are no fees payable, if the children haven’t got food, or such basics as soap with which to wash clothes – or clothes themselves – or a notebook or pencil, they can’t go to school.

And so many of them – or their parent/s or grandparent/s with whom they may live – try and get piecework. It becomes a classroom carousel – in and out.

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