Working with Malawi's orphans gives us a firsthand view of the struggles children face and their potential for a better future. They inspire us with an enthusiasm and hunger to know and be known. Every child has a story worth sharing and we hope they instill a response in you to act.
I have so many dreams and goals! I want to be brilliant at school, passing with distinctions, high honors and strong credits so that I can earn myself a better degree. I spend most of my time studying, having school related discussions with my friends and attending all of my classes. Learning helps me gain more knowledge so that I can apply what I learn everyday.
After graduating, I want to work with the government to be a high school teacher, or I would like to work with other organizations to teach. I would also like to run my own business someday and help other people become entrepreneurs.
I want to be a reliable woman who will be able to work and support my family and others. I want to be a role model who encourages girls on education issues. I would also like to open a craftwork training school. I will be working hard to achieve all of my dreams.
Stella - September 2020
Stella 3rd year university student at Chancellor’s College is already living her dream by using her passion for sewing to teach girls in MCM’s Young Women’s Initiative how to make dresses. During the COVID break she started a mask making business, protecting MCM’s staff & children, and selling masks in the community. Stella has been with MCM since she was 14 years old (now 24) and her education goals will be accomplished thanks to the educational support given by a generous donor. Find out more how you can Invest in a Future to make dreams come true here.
I have had many phases of life, good and bad, some very tough times, but I'm thankful and God has blessed me.
University has been awesome, there are so many things that I think about doing that it has been hard to narrow it down to just one. Though it has been hard, my priorities now include progressing through school to a certain level, being professional, loving, diligent, caring for others and working hard. I also wish to exhibit intense love and counseling as a good father to my family. I hope to be a good example, getting rid of bad habits and I also look to grow spiritually.
I strive to work hard to achieve my goals. I am striving to learn various things at college. I do hope to learn technical work to where I can eventually analyze critical situations. I am also hoping that by attending Chancellor College, my life (if God allows) will be better than before. I hope to do great things and benefit the world.
Fortune who has been with MCM for 12 years and is in his 3rd year at Chancellors College (January 2021). His education is sponsored by a generous donor. Please learn how you can Invest in a Future to help another MCM child so they can achieve their goal of independence here.
Hello, my name is Ruth Davie, I am from Jamali Village and I am 20 years old.
I am currently studying childhood development (Early Education) at Ndirande school in the Blantyre district. The program takes 1 ½ years to complete.
I will be receiving a certificate to teach first, second and third grade. I will then receive my diploma.
After graduating, I will be looking for a job so that I can help my family and also be independent.
These courses are very important. I am learning so many things like; how to treat children and how I can help children who are vulnerable or who have lost their parents.
I like playing netball, reading novels, dancing, singing and reading the Bible.
I am a good friend and enjoy talking and working with friends who work at MCM.
I am humble, honest and courageous. I work hard. I am a peacemaker. And, I am obedient.
Ruth has been with MCM since she was 8 years old and is currently working as MCM’s PreK teacher while attending classes and completing her certificate program.
Full of Possibility: Talandila is a 10 year old who joined MCM and MCM Academy in September along with his 2 younger sisters. They lost their mother 2 years ago and their father abandoned them when Talandila was just 5. The children live with their grandmother.
Talandila is self-motivated, cheerful and is grateful for his opportunity to be a part of MCM. He works hard in the classroom and outdoors. He has received several academic awards including Spoken English. According to his grandmother, she has seen tremendous positive change in his behavior. Despite his efforts Talandila's home conditions are pathetic. The recent harvest yielded only 2 bags of maize which will last only a few months. He currently lacks bedding and is in need of clothing. Talandila - October 2014
Your support helps us to improve conditions for Talandila and his sisters.
Protecting the Vulnerable: Bridget is 11 years old. Her mother died when she was young. Bridget's father is confined to a wheelchair and is unable to care for Bridget, so she lives with her elderly grandmother, who is often sick. Her father repairs bicycles but earns very little so he cannot support Bridget.
In Bridget's words, "We do not have food or a safe home...Life is hard". To support this family MCM provides Bridget with food, clothing, school funds, tutoring, and medical care. When food is scarce MCM supplements her immediate needs. Our aim is to show her that she is important and that she has a brighter future. Bridget is eager to continue her education and have a career where she can support her family. Bridget - October 2014