Kasimu Education Fund - Manyesa Malawi
The Kasimu Education Fund has been established to
raise funds to encourage and support education in the
village of Kasimu in Manyesa, Makawi. KEF is a registered
501(c)3 charity managed in Mountain View, CA.
Their website is www.kefmalawi.com
Kasimu School is a rural government-operated and funded
elementary school in the village of Manyesa, Southern
Malawi, 75km from Zomba. The school serves an area of
25sq km, which includes nine villages. The total population
of this area is 5,000.
The school consists of four masonry buildings and one
wooden, thatched-roof structure, one office structure,
and four teachers houses. The school has no electrical,
water or sewer systems available. Communication is available
via cell phone.
Malawi is the fourth poorest country in the world,
where 60 percent of the 12 million people live on less
than one dollar a day. For many Malawians, this means
a bare 10-15 cents per day. Other commonly cited problems
holds the key to break this vicious circle. If we
can encourage both boys and girls to stay in school up
to the eighth grade and as many of them as possible to
proceed to High School aided by scholarships, we will
eventually help in resolving the situation.
- Malnutrition (due to draught and failed harvests)
- 46% illiteracy rate
- HIV/AIDS (80,000 deaths a year)
- Most graduates of Kasimu School cannot afford to attend
It costs so little to do so much. Just $300 a year
will pay for tuition, board and room, books and uniforms
for a High School student. Only $600 a year for two
years will enable a teacher aid to become qualified
The Kasimu Education Fund is hoping to raise the funds
to provide solar energy to the school, fund a year-round
lunch program, introduce computers, increase the teacher/student
ratio (only 5 qualified teachers are available to teach
1090 students) and bring clean water to the school.
For more information on the goals of the Kasimu Education
Fund and the Board that oversees their project click
here to view the KEF Website.
The Kasimu Education Fund a non-profit organization
where absolutely every penny donated goes to the benefit
of the students. KEFMalawi is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.(ein
#01-0864883) All donations are tax deductible.