Supporting children's access to quality education in Malawi

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Supporting children's access to quality education in Malawi

04 August 2015

Concern’s work in improving education in Malawi’s Nsanje district aims to increase access to an inclusive education for all, with a focus on the prevention of gender-based violence.

Factors like early marriage mean a wide gap between the participation of girls in education in Malawi. We are focused on strengthening institutional structures and improving support for both students and teachers to increase student retention.

Research undertaken in 2013 showed that 45% of students in targeted schools had experienced an incident of sexual violence. By empowering students to know their rights, engaging with fathers' groups and training school-based psychosocial counsellors we have seen a reduction in violence, as well as a reduction in early marriage.

In its initial three-year phase, we have also noted a significant increase in girls’ attendance in schools as well as an improvement in the quality of teaching through our educational programme.

To find out more about our education programme in Malawi, read the report below.

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Nansy from Nkhotakota, Malawi, takes part in Concern Worldwide's Skillz programme. Photo taken by Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide.

Supporting children's access to quality education in Malawi

Concern’s work in improving education in Malawi’s Nsanje district aims to increase access to an inclusive education for all, with a focus on the prevention of gender-based violence.
  • Concern worldwide education capacity statement final