The country of Malawi is one of the poorest in the world. Since 1978, ICCM has supported a small number of pastors’ children. In recent years, primary school has been provided free of charge by the government, so we only support older students, whose secondary school fees are too much for their families to bear.
In addition, ICCM supports several orphans and destitute children at Mlambe School. One study center provides after-school and Saturday programming for children at Mwai Wathu Nursery and Study Center.
stories from malawi
facts about malawi
Languages: English (official), Chichewa (common), tribal languages
Religions: Protestant 27.2% (includes Church of Central Africa Presbyterian 17.7%, Seventh Day Adventist/Baptist 6.9%, Anglican 2.6%), Catholic 18.4%, other Christian 41%, Muslim 12.1%, other 0.3%, none 1% (2015-16 est.)
Population: 19,196,246 (July 2017)
Median Age: 16.5 years (2017 est.)
Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 62.1%, Male: 69.8%, Female: 55.2% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy: Total: 11 years, Male: 11 years, Female: 11 years (2011)
Percentage below poverty level 50.7% (2010 est.)