The Jacaranda Foundation educates and cares for the most vulnerable children in Malawi and supports their families and the surrounding community.
In addition to free primary and secondary education, the Jacaranda Foundation, which runs the Jacaranda School, provides its 408 students with: daily nutrition; AIDS awareness activities; medical care; music, arts and sports enrichment programs; and university scholarships to high school graduates. In 2018 Jacaranda Foundation will complete the construction of a vocational school, insuring the oldest students are given the skills to find employment; and in 2019 we will construct a preschool, ensuring the youngest students are given a solid educational foundation.
The leadership at Jacaranda understands that in order for students to thrive, students’ families and the adjacent communities also need support. With this in mind, the Jacaranda Foundation provides community outreach including: construction of students' houses and monthly financial support to their most impoverished families; the construction of libraries and literacy programs; a microfinance program; and physiotherapy support to severely handicapped children through a community physiotherapy clinic.
Our School-Based Programs Include:
Free Primary and Secondary Education
Daily nutrition to all students
AIDS awareness activities
Music, arts and sports enrichment
University scholarships to Jacaranda high school graduates
Medical care, including a fully stocked school clinic and staff nurse
Vocational school programming in 2019
Preschool programming in 2020
Our Community Initiatives Include:
Library construction and literacy outreach at nearby schools and in the community
Microfinance and entrepreneurship classes to enable mothers to generate revenue for their families
Care for severely handicapped children through a community physiotherapy clinic