In September 2015, we Jesuits opened a co-educational boarding school in a poor rural area in one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi. Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) started with 61 boys and 60 girls in Form One (Ninth Grade) – good gender balance! We are adding a new intake each year until we have a full four year secondary school in September 2018. Is it a costly school? No -- because the Government of Malawi pays the salaries of teachers, the fees are low and more accessible to families of lesser means. Our Jesuit emphasis is on education "forming women and men for and with others." That means training our LJSS students not just to make a living but to make a difference!
LJSS is a well-outfitted school coming out of an empty plot with help from benefactors in Malawi and around the globe. We continue to need assistance for furniture and equipment and for our endowment fund to provide scholarship help to many students. Less than 30% of the youth (fewer girls) go to secondary school in Malawi. LJSS can't educate everyone but we can prepare our graduates to be committed agents of change in a beautiful country that is poor but peaceful and full of real potential! (More details at www.loyola-malawi.org)
Please consider a donation that will enable us to go forward!