Education is a powerful tool

“I believe that education is a powerful tool for generating jobs, improving incomes, and expanding the opportunities available to poor people like me. It is the best way out of poverty… My father died in the year 2000 and I have been brought up by my mother alone who relies on farming. My mother has struggled a lot to provide for my secondary education…. This is a cycle of poverty. I am failing to go to school because my family cannot afford paying fees. In the future I will not have the skills to help myself, so I will become a poor adult and I will not afford paying school fees for my kids and the cycle will continue.”

Malawi, 20 year old male applicant, October 2017