AGE Africa is dedicated to the long term success of girls in Malawi. We therefore are committed to enabling each girl to put her education into practice beyond the time she graduates.
Many AGE scholars qualify for higher education such as university,Teacher Training College or Nursing School. Many of these opportunities are subsidized heavily by the Malawian government, and in the case of teachers and Nurses are guaranteed employment upon graduation.
AGE Africa supports all of our students who qualify for continuing education through the application and admissions processes at a number of institutions for higher learning. For these girls, we provide support in the following ways
- University entrance exam coaching.
- Help with applications for admission.
- Application to private andgovernment sources of funding.
- Small living stipends or transport costs for girls who have matriculated to higher education.
Income generating activities
For those who do not continue to college or university, AGE Africa supports girls through advising their job search and small business start-up or supporting their tuition costs while repeating their Form 4 years.
40% of our alumnae are enrolled in higher education institutions or currently preparing applications (compared to just 11% of female graduates nationwide) and15% are engaged in wage-based employment or income generating activities.