Poverty eradication starts with Education

No matter what country you live in...

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.

Our mission: To give hope to those who need it the most

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.

Together, we make an impact that changes lives​

With your support, we can cultivate that potential into the power to impact the lives of children, their families, and their communities.

Our Backpack Distribution Program delivers supplies to students in both primary and secondary schools.

education is a key element in breaking the cycle of poverty

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.

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Ready to get involved? Here's a few ways you can help:

Make A Donation.

Your generosity matters! Every donation helps us to create opportunities, empower educators, and change lives.

Spread the word.

Share our story with your friends, family and coworkers. Education connects us all – together we can make a difference.

Give a hand.

We are always looking for helping hands. Applying to volunteer only takes a moment, but the experience lasts a lifetime.

We could not continue our efforts without the dedication of our staff, leadership, and most importantly, you. Thank you for your continued support.

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