Malawi is a relatively small landlocked country in southeastern Africa. It is best known for its varied landscape, with various mountains and valleys. Like the landscape, Malawi’s climate also varies throughout the year, with a dry season and a wet season. Malawi consists of people from vastly different ethnic backgrounds: Chewa, Lomwe, and Yao. Since Malawi is a landlocked country, its economy cannot fully depend on trade. which is why Malawi’s economy is agriculture based. Some of the most important crops in Malawi are Tobacco, Sugar, Cotton, and Tea. In Malawi, primary education is required of all students. However, there are not enough teachers for all the students that go to school in Malawi. Though efforts have been made to increase the number of teachers in Malawi for all the students, it is still not enough. This is why Strive2Thrive Edu provides free, quality education for these students who cannot access it at their schools.
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In Malawi, Strive2Thrive Edu is partnered with various organizations to improve the lives, not only of students, but also of women and young mothers (UN sustainable development goal 17). Strive2Thrive Edu’s goals for women’s empowerment align directly with UN Sustainable development goal number 5, which relates to gender equality. Strive2Thrive Edu provides these women classes in English, public speaking, and business skills. Our initiative to provide quality education to these women directly correlates to UN sustainable development goal 4. Through these quality classes, Strive2Thrive Edu promotes good health and hygiene, which is important at a time when social distancing is crucial (UN sustainable development goal 3). By providing these classes, we are also helping to close the gender education gap, and the socio-economic gap that exists in underserved areas of the world, which correlates to UN sustainable development goal 10.