‘Aiming Higher in Malawi’ is a North Lanarkshire endorsed project which was founded in 2004. Since its first development, the project has flourished momentously with many organisations, individuals and schools donating and fundraising to help change the educational lives of young children in Malawi, Africa.
The ‘Aiming Higher in Malawi’ charity project currently has the ambition to help to transform the health and education of girls and disabled children in the poverty-stricken third world country.
Each year, the charity organises school visits for teachers, pupils, lecturers and sports coaches involved in many programmes, including:
- setting up libraries;
- creating a science laboratory;
- promoting HIV/AIDS prevention;
- photography classes;
- business enterprise lessons;
- a drama and music group;
organising fun activities including choral lessons and rugby clubs.
The project aims to help empower the young people, in particular girls and disadvantaged disabled children in the region, to stop negative social attitudes, end harmful traditional practices and support inclusive educational opportunities.