One of Determined to Develop’s key projects is support for youth to attend school and further their education. This is because it is one of the most evident needs in the community, and the request we hear most often from families and young people. While primary school is free in Malawi, secondary school (high school in the US) is not. School fees are often unaffordable, and in the cases where a family is able to pay the fees, they may not be able to afford the associated costs of items such as pencils, notepads, uniform, and exam fees. With the cost of school being a large burden on a family’s income, often parents will only be able to send one child to secondary school (and boys are usually prioritized). In many cases, young Malawians never have the opportunity to experience secondary education.
D2D currently pays the school tuition fees of 245 high school students and has sponsored and put a total of 1,300 students through school since its inception.
Determined to Develop currently supports 16 students at college and university.