CAMFED with support of DFID Malawi and the MasterCard Foundation supports vulnerable girls in Malawi. It operates in 17 Districts across the country. It started in 2009 with 2 districts in 57 schools targeting 138 students. In 2012 CAMFED expanded to 17 districts in 624 schools targeting 11,130 students. Press Trust provides bursary to students who have performed exceptionally well at PSLCE examinations up to form 4. Other NGO’s are FAWEMA, Age Africa (ZOMBA), Save the Children Malawi (Targets children infected and affected by the HIV &AIDS pandemic), Action Aid and CARE Malawi.
The vision for the education sector is to be a catalyst for socio-economic development, industrial growth and instrument for empowering the poor, the weak and voiceless. Education enhances group solidarity, national consciousness and tolerance of diversity (MGDS 2006:50). In essence, the sector wishes to ensure better access and equity, relevance and quality, and good governance and management in all institutions from basic education to higher education.