Fondation Ste Zithe

Education as a chance for the future

On top of Malawi’s financial constraints, long distances, a lack of infrastructure and often poorly trained teachers are major hurdles on the way to a good school education. The literacy rate is around 60% (according to the last survey in 2015), meaning that over one-third of the population cannot read and write. Women are affected more than men.

Zikomo – Aid for Malawi therefore pursues the goal of supporting development work in the areas of education and health. It focuses on the catchment area of St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Namitete, built up by the ZithaSisters and about 1.5 hours by car from the capital Lilongwe.
Every year, some 40 children and young people are sponsored in the Secondary School, as well as 16 students in colleges and universities. Some €22,000 in donations are needed annually for this purpose.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all donors who made this possible.

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Seit 1872 folgt die Zitha auf Basis christlicher Werte den Idealen Hilfsbereitschaft, Mitgefühl und Menschlichkeit, um in Luxemburg und Malawi ihren Dienst am Menschen zu erfüllen. Helfen auch Sie.

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Established in 1872, Zitha is guided by the ideals of helping those in need and offering compassion and humanity on the basis of Christian values, fulfilling its service to people in Luxembourg and Malawi. You can help too.

Every donation, every help counts

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