Meet Our Graduates

MCV has supported thousands of orphans over the last 13 years.  Each of these orphans has an individual story.  Below are profiles of a few of these individuals who are now happy, healthy, and successful adults contributing to a brighter future for all Malawians. (This page will be updated with more profiles soon!)

My name is Timothy Kamanga. I was born in a small village of Makokola, in Mangochi District on December 18, 1987. I am the fourth of 5 children and I lost both parents between my 12th and 15th birthdays. Following the death of my father, I completed middle school, and was faced with the challenge of securing tuition for a high school education. Fortunately, I was eligible to join the Malawi Children’s Village (MCV) that granted me tuition assistance to enroll at Nkope Secondary School. In spite of a shortage of school facilities and teachers at my school, I worked very hard and upon my graduation I passed the Malawi School Certificate of Examinations (MSCE). In appreciation for their tuition support, I began volunteer work at MCV.

In 2005, I traveled to Watkins Glen, NY, as an exchange student, and lived with a local host family while I enrolled in the local high school. The program was sponsored by Rotary International.  In June of 2006, I received a graduation diploma. I’m currently a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges majoring in Environmental Studies. I’ll be graduating in spring of 2011. I plan on taking a one year break while I intern before I proceed to grad school. My goal is to get as much education as possible so one day I can return to Malawi and help wherever I’m needed. I’m very grateful for all that MCV has been to me.

My name is Patricia Symon. I am from Mangochi. I have three brothers and three sisters. Due to the death of my father I was not able to go to secondary school.  Fortunately MCV supported me. I am so thankful for everything MCV has done for me. I am now in my third year of college at Keuka, studying Business.

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