You will be joining us and others around the US who donate to the University of Livingstonia Foundation. These donors know that their contributions, big or small, have a positive impact on the lives of many in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, but a country with a huge potential.
Providing scholarships for the many who cannot afford the cost of a higher education. The average salary for a person employed in the formal sector is $2,624 annually. But Malawi's economy is mainly in the agricultural sector, so the average GDP is only $480. Tuition, room and board for one student for one year is currently $2,400. Your donation will help students achieve goals that they thought were not possible.
It started with a dream and a beautiful field!
The University is in need of additional facilities and many of its existing buildings are in need of renovation. Your donation will make it possible for the University to construct and furnish student dorms, housing for visiting faculty, recreation/common spaces, lecture halls and improve existing facilities. Construction of a Women’s Dormitory was started in 2015, partially paid for by your funds thru the Foundation, and the dormitory was completed in 2016. What a welcome home for women students.
We are in the planning stage to rehab a women's dormitory at the new Kaning'ina campus in Mzuzu.
Your donation will enable University faculty to offer students quality and relevant education and training. The University needs funds to equip labs and purchase materials and supplies that will help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their goals.
For example, the foundation’ supported faculty and student training on Vernier Science equipment (May 2018). In addition, the Foundation sponsored a Research Symposium based on the Vernier Science equipment training. It focused on the following: research/fieldwork, writing, and presentation skills. This training and symposium has led to the creation of a research center. Through your support, this has resulted in opportunities to conduct science-based research, classroom/fieldwork as well as opportunities to fine-tune writing and presentation skills.