At the start of 2021, we announced a new student sponsorship program to support vulnerable students at Sonder Project schools in Malawi. The new program is being initiated in the two communities where we built school blocks in 2020. All 50 of our selected students have since been sponsored, ensuring they have the resources they need to stay in school. Now we are seeking sponsors to help us expand the program and reach more students in 2022!
WHY A SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM?
Girls are especially prone to dropping out early due to gender norms that prioritize the education of boys first, challenges when a girl first hits puberty, and the responsibilities of household care. As a result, too often girls are encouraged to marry young and get pregnant early. The Sonder Project sponsorship program requires at least 50% of sponsored students to be girls. In our first year, 72% of our sponsored students are female.
HOW IT WORKS?
All students sponsored by The Sonder Project will receive the following:
- All Necessary School & Exam Fees
- School Uniform
- School Shoes, Polish, Brush, & Socks
- School Bag
- Pencils, Pens, Erasers, Ruler
- Exercise Books
- Washing Soap
- Solar-powered flashlight
- Menstrual pads (if applicable)
WHAT IT COSTS?
HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR?
Sign-up to become a sponsor by donation through our Student Sponsorship Campaign.
HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE SPONSORED?
student sponsorship NEWS
Our recently completed school in Malawi sits on a hill as a beacon of hope for the community
The Sonder Project is thrilled to share the commencement of a brand new student sponsorship program supporting vulnerable students to stay in school.
In January of 2020, our CEO, Chad Zibelman, traveled to southeastern Africa to establish a Sonder Project office in Malawi. Often referred to as “The Warm Heart of Africa,” the country is known for its friendly people and Lake Malawi, its vast freshwater lake.