Blog: February 2013
It is said that education is a human right and a key to success in every country. I choose to agree with this school of thought, although in Malawi education still remains a privilege, not a right, for the majority children. The need for quality education cannot be expressed in words. However, the reasons that make one drop out of school are self explanatory.
You cannot concentrate when you have gone to class without a breakfast and you don’t even know when you will eat your next meal after classes. It doesn’t make sense to be told that you will pass examinations to go to college when everyone around you in your community will not study beyond elementary school let alone secondary and tertiary education, due to either financial barriers, broken family relationships, orphanhood, or poor access to social services.
This is the sole reason why ChristCares Ministries--an affiliate of UrbanPromise International--exists. To help instill in the children hope for future, to evangelize, disciple and empower the children through education, so that they can realize their potential and achieve their goals. ChristCares Ministries partners with donors, well-wishers, and other organizations to sponsor children’s activities with regard to their well-being and education.
Inspired by what the ministry is doing, the 2012 winner of “Women of Distinction Award” in Malawi, Miss Thembi Thadzi, decided to donate half of her award winnings to ChristCares Ministries and its Girls Empowerment Program, which promotes girls' education. Thembi, 27 years old, served as Chair of the Malawi National Youth Council and as National Advisor to the President on matters of youth development until 2012. Her life story and the exemplary gesture inspired many children in our ministry. Thembi’s donation of $300 will make an enormous difference by covering part of the tuition for one girl to study in college. Thank you, Thembi! --John Jimu, ChristCares Ministries