What we aim to achieve

Sustainable growth

Our foundation is about education, health and well-being. That children can play carefree and can receive medical care where necessary. The foundation is run by 15 committed and carefully selected Malawian staff. By delegating responsibility and allowing these employees to function independently (under minimal supervision), they earn a fair salary and ensure that the cultural customs of the population are maintained. This small-scale approach creates local initiatives that drive the community and the economy in northern Malawi. It is a conscious choice to retain overview by limiting the number of projects. Also to attend to these children (usually orphans or disabled) only during the day so that they primarily grow up among family, friends and the people around them. In addition to preserving their birthright, this will avoid an often unbridgeable gap in the field of socialization. In the end, the children have to stand on their own two feet, and in this way the risk of dependence on the foundation is avoided.

We offer about 85 children between the ages of 3 and 7 pre-school and primary education. This is provided by 5 teachers who live in the village or close by Ngara. The 'FloJa' children who from the age of 6 go to the Primary school in Ngara, receive their uniform and school supplies from us and come every afternoon for another 2 years for further training at our foundation.

We offer 'first aid' for foundation children and employees. In addition, HIV testing is done annually on the children and the people around them in order be in line with the national prevention and treatment programs of health organizations (WHO – World Health Organization).

All children from the village are allowed to play, play sports or develop their creativity in the afternoons after school.

On our premises we have our own source of drinking water. The children and staff receive 2 meals every day. Their well-being is progressing in leaps and bounds. Our 2 chefs make porridge for the children in the morning and between noon the children eat 'Sima' (corn mash). This mash is supplemented with meat, fish or vegetables.

Policy

Like every ANBI (Public Benefit) we make a policy plan every year. This plan, which looks several years ahead, provides insight into the way our organization carries out its work to achieve its goals. Our policy plan can be downloaded here (Dutch).

Our amenities

  • Clean drinking water & plumbing
  • Day care for 85 (orphan) children to give them a good start in life through good nutrition and education
  • Agricultural and horticultural projects
  • Better health services
  • Primary education and preparation of secondary education
  • Following the developments of the children who have moved on to mainstream education
  • Vocational training and further training for employees
  • Responsibility and salary to our employees 
FloJa Malawi