As For a Change, we think it is very important to invest in education. Education is development. Education can help people to get out of poverty. We believe that education is the basis for becoming self-sufficient. That is the reason that starting early with good education is so important, although nursery education is not compulsory in Malawi.
When we drive across Kwanjana, we can see nice green cornfields all around us. The corn is growing very good this year, and the people look forwards to a promising harvest. But when we stop near a random home and talk to the people who live there, we do not see hope in their eyes. Not hope, but despair. Not happyness about the coming harvest, but feeling troubled about today.
Because of heavy and steady rainfalls, there is a lot of need in Malawi and also in Kwanjana. President Peter Mutharika has declared a state of emergeny in Malawi. We visited all families in Kwanjana and 250 families were affected by the rainfalls and lost (part of) their homes. Therefore, we registered those families and decided to provide them with emergency aid.