What does Project Kindy do and where?
Project Kindy is a Brisbane-based registered charity that fundraises for Canossian Kindergartens in Malawi for children suffering from extreme poverty. It’s goal is to support the children of subsistence farming families in rural Malawi by fundraising to cover Kindergarten fees, at the cost of $4/month/child. The Project Kindy Village empowers 11 of village-based kindergartens which are attended by more than 800 children in need.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries on earth with a GDP of $500AUD per person. COVID19 and years of harsh droughts and destructive floods have worsened the extreme poverty suffered by people in Malawi, and other African countries and children are amongst the most vulnerable.
The work of Project Kindy aims to help nourish children with daily nutritious lunches and early years education which gives the gift of ‘school readiness’, meaning the children are more likely to succeed at primary school and beyond. Drawing on decades of experience, the Canossian Sisters have built sustainable, community-centred kindergartens in remote areas, serving the poor with respect and dignity.
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