WE ARE CREATING A BLUE PRINT FOR SUSTAINABILITY ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
Foundations for the Future – a unique model of sustainable development and education
Our goal is to empower people to change their own lives, rather than providing direct aid or creating dependence on charity. Foundations for the Future aims to enable communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Working with the UN Global Goals, our model takes a multi-dimensional approach to development, facilitating:
• nutrition & health
• improved access to clean water
• solar power
The model creates a blueprint that can be replicated in Malawi and across the world, offering the potential to create self-sufficient, prosperous and empowered communities.
THERE IS NO SINGLE SOLUTION TO THE CHALLENGE OF POVERTY. WE USE A HOLISTIC MODEL.
HOW WE EMPOWER INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES; A BLUEPRINT FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION
Consultation with the community as to their needs and vision for education.
Assess the community for sustainable methods of income for education and opportunities for empowerment.
Implement the foundations necessary to support community sustained education with investment into training, mentorship, enterprise and permaculture.
Support the community with management of the model.
Assess and evaluate the success of the model and implement change where necessary to ensure goals are met.
Our progress so far…
LSU has provided sustainable resources and opportunities to over 8000 people.
• Mkunkhu Sustainable School feeds 450 children daily from the school farm. LSU has built 3 school blocks, 5 teacher houses, a toilet block & installed solar power. Attendance has increased by 30% since 2016.
• Sustainable famine relief given to 10 vulnerable families through permaculture & business training alongside 0% micro-loans over 2 years, with 25 more families receive support 2018. All have so far quadrupled their yields.
• Medical Outreach provides free healthcare to almost 8000 people a year across 8 rural areas.
• Tilinanu Vocational Centre provides affordable education to 150 students, having expanded from 2 to 4 classrooms.
• Free Adult literacy & computing classes delivered to 300 people across 3 areas.
• 8 volunteer teachers funded to complete their formal education and teacher training.
• Over 100 people given business training as part of projects to develop enterprise.
• Mother-baby Wellbeing classes been given to over 200 women, leading to the formation of 3 co-operative enterprises.
• Supporting Tilinanu Orphanage & ensuring the happiness, health & education of 34 girls.
• 3 Boreholes installed at Mkhunku Sustainable School and Tilinanu Orphanage.