Supporting The Work Of The I Live Here Projects
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"Art with Heart" Supporting the important work of The I Live Here Projects - Using the power of Education to transform the lives of vulnerable women and children. More ...

For the past 4-5 years I have been proudly involved in supporting the revolutionary work of the I Live Here Projects and their education, creative arts and human rights programs in Malawi, Africa. Their valuable work focuses on providing education to transorm the lives of Malawi’s most vulnerable women and children.

I Live Here’s first school was opened in the Kachere Juvenile Detention Center in 2009, fueled by the fundamental belief that education could provide the young men with an avenue for freedom and opportunity. Despite austere overcrowding and a challenging learning environment owing to the fact that cells were being operated as classrooms - ILH’s passionate teachers consequently inspired the students to attend school.

Malawi sits amongst some of the highest-ranking illiteracy rates in the world with a total adult literacy rate of 61.3% (UNICEF Statistics| Malawi | 2008-2012*) Statistics drastically vary between the male/ female quotas. Seeing a radical need for improvement and change, I Live Here’s essential work provides an educational syllabus utilizing the Malawian national curriculum, additionally integrating art, creative writing and music, equipping these young men with a strong and innovative educational background. Furthermore unlocking an infinite catalyst of opportunity, providing these boys with the possibility to pursue greater access to educational opportunities, skill attainment, and positions of authority and principle within their greater communities, and consequently; Nation – establishing Malawi’s future doctors, lawyers, teachers etc.

School.

I Live Here has recently expanded their projects to provide quality education to women in Malawi's Maula prison, and are further planning to open another school for women based in a newly built girls’ reformatory in Mzuzu. The fundamental aim is to provide education, equal rights opportunities, and female empowerment programs. Because of the poverty and gender challenges in Malawi, vast numbers of individuals are inhibited to ever receive a basic education.

Interestingly - Studies show that expanding the freedoms, education and gender equality opportunities for women, holds the key to kick-starting inclusive national development. Health and development experts, non-governmental orgs and UN agencies agree, women are Africa’s greatest untapped resource, holding the foundation for solid, sustainable social development, equitable growth and better quality of life.

Education is freedom. Education is power.


I Live Here is led and directed by a group of powerful individuals I have come to deeply care about. I sincerely believe in their vision, and steadfastly endeavor to see this work continued and expanded upon.

Please join me in furthering and supporting this evolutionary work. Thank you deeply for your generosity and immeasurable support :)


Reference List:
“Malawi Statistics”, UNICEF, Last modified 27rd Dec, 2013. http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/malawi_statistics.html


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5x School Notebooks
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Student Graduation Certificates
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As a thank you gift - this generous donation includes an A4 signed original art print by Artist Mikarla Teague.
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School Supplies
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Bookshelves
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As a thank you gift - this generous donation includes a Large Semi Gloss 394mm x 590mm Signed Original Art Poster by Artist Mikarla Teague.
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School Library
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As a thank you gift - this generous donation includes 2x Large Semi Gloss 394mm x 590mm Signed Original Art Posters, and 3x A4 Signed Original Art Prints by Artist Mikarla Teague.
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