Education has always been of key importance to our existence. With knowledge comes power, and that’s why poverty eradication begins with education. On the continent of Africa, less than 50% of primary school-aged children are enrolled in school. Of those schools, the majority of them do not have the proper facilities or materials to provide their students with a Grade A education. This is where our work begins.
Backpacks for Africa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on improving the overall educational experience in the rural regions of Malawi. We provide students with backpacks full of school supplies to help aid them in their studies.
We believe that education is not a commodity. All children, if given a fair opportunity, can realize their true potential. With your support, we can cultivate that potential into the power to impact the lives of children, their families, and their communities. Every child deserves to be equipped with the tools they need for a successful educational experience.
Our Backpack Distribution Program delivers supplies to students in both primary and secondary schools.
Our sponsorship program is designed to help students who are excelling in school, but have absolutely no means to pay for their education. You have the power to send a child to school who, without you, wouldn’t receive an education at all.
Your generosity matters! Every donation helps us to create opportunities, empower educators, and change lives.
Share our story with your friends, family and coworkers. Education connects us all – together we can make a difference.
We are always looking for helping hands. Applying to volunteer only takes a moment, but the experience lasts a lifetime.
We’re really passionate about our cause, and we believe that we share that passion with so many others. Sharing our story extends our reach and gets communities united around a noble cause. It takes a village!