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Secondary School Sponsorship Programme

Malawi students

Background

For many years people in the villages of Malawi have been unable to send their children to Secondary School, because most people are very poor and their daily income is less than 1 U.S. dollar. They cannot afford to pay school fees and associated school expenses. As a result, many of the adults who live in the villages are unable to read and write unlike in urban areas where people have a higher income. They are more able to send their children to school where they may attain better standards of living when they leave. This situation in the villages creates an environment for early marriages and lack of informed decisions. Often it is more difficult for poorly educated people to utilise natural resources, such as farming land efficiently and thus improve their standards of living.

A partnership has been formed between Chikondi and Edene Baptist Churches and their church plants and St. Peter’s Baptist Church. Having seen the need and after much prayer, the members of St. Peter’s Baptist Church, who send a Mission Team to Malawi regularly, agreed to set up a sponsorship scheme to enable some boys and girls in the Nsankhani area to attain secondary education. This is now in its 10th year.

Objectives

  • The main objective of this sponsorship programme is to provide school fees for students whose parents are unable to pay the fees and who would therefore not be able to attend Secondary school.
  • The programme is to help Christian young people, who are part of the churches partnered with St
    Peter’s Baptist Church, to attain secondary school education.
  • As a result of this, the numbers of educated people in the churches, planted with the help of St Peter’s Baptist Church will be increased. This will help the local church and community.

Beneficiaries

The people who are eligible for this programme are those who meet the following conditions:-

  • The student or the parent or carer must have been been a member of one of the churches planted with the help of St Peter’s Baptist Church for at least 4 months
  • The student’s family must be living below the daily income of 1 U.S. dollars.
  • The student must maintain good grades and pass the end of year exams. Otherwise sponsorship may be withdrawn.
  • The student must sign the agreement form promising to work hard, hand in homework on time and behave well.

Donations can be made in a variety of ways:

  • as a cash sum directly to the Church Treasurer Sarah Stansfield or any member of the Malawi Task Group
  • by cheque made payable to St Peter’s Baptist Church ref ‘Malawi Ed’
  • by BACS transfer or standing order
  • online by following this link: http://www.stpetersbaptist.org.uk/malawi-education

 

Below is a video interview with one of the recipients of support from our sponsorship programme:

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Address: Eden Close, Worcester, WR5 3TZ
Telephone: 01905 767090
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