Child sponsorship covers the costs of a child to attend a Christ-centered after-school program where they enjoy a snack, which for some may be the only food they receive that day, receive academic help, and participate in games and interactive classes that complement their learning.
In Malawi, high school education is not free. Public high schools charge tuition fees that block many students from entering the classroom. To address this, UPI’s ministries in Malawi have built schools within the villages where sponsored students can attend at a greatly reduced cost. High school sponsorship provides a student with assistance in getting a comprehensive education, counseling, career guidance, school uniforms, and school supplies.
Malawi is home to one million orphans-many of whom live on the streets with no access to food, shelter, or schooling. In 2007, YouthCare Ministries built the Safe Haven home, a place that offers refuge to youth and compassionate care from trained staff. $1,900 a year provides each student with nutritious meals, clothing, school supplies, medical care, life skills and leadership classes, entrepreneurial training, Christian mentorship, and a caretaker who stays with the children at all times.