WE ARE CREATING A BLUE PRINT FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
Foundations for the Future – a unique model of sustainable development and education
Our goal is to empower communities to change their own lives, rather than providing direct aid or creating dependence on charity. Foundations for the Future creates that empowerment, enabling communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Working towards six of the UN Global Goals, our model takes a multi-dimensional approach to development, facilitating community-led projects to:
• create education,
• create enterprise,
• improve health,
• improve access to clean water,
• improve nutrition, and
• provide solar power.
Our approach is both innovative and context- sensitive, and has already had amazing results. Even better, the model creates a blueprint that can be replicated in Malawi and across the world, offering the potential to create even more 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…
• Three school blocks built at Mkhunku School, extending the school’s capacity to 600 children, providing training for women’s co-operatives and serving as pop-up health clinics
• Two clean water boreholes built at Mkhunku, bringing safe water to 3600 people and a drip irrigation system to support planting.
• Five hectares of moringa superfood plantation installed at Mkhunku School• Installation of solar-panels at Mkhunku School, creating the only power source for 10km
• Compost toilets for the community
• Teachers’ houses built at Mkhunku School to support school staff
• A micro-loan program established to support individual entrepreneurs and local enterprise.