Involvement of the Roger Federer Foundation

Since 2011, the Roger Federer Foundation has been active in the field of early childhood care and education in Malawi. Following the needs on the ground, a second complementing initiative, which  was implemented by DAPP, has started in June 2015. Its aim is to assure better transition to primary school for children coming from the supported preschools. The programme is meant to prevent dropouts in rural communities during the foundation phase. The support within three years, and with a total budget of over 740,000 CHF, enables DAPP:

  • To improve the learning environment for 30,000 children in regard to inclusiveness and child friendliness.
  • To reduce pupils' early dropouts in 106 primary schools; 50% of girls who dropped out of school will be brought back to school.
  • 30% increase in enrolment and attendance.
  • To increase the capacity of 600 primary school teachers to use methodologies more adequate to the situation on the ground in the infant classes.
  • 50% increase in literacy and numeracy skills scores of the learners in standard 1 and 2.
  • To increase the ability of teachers to respond to the needs on the ground and achieve higher learning outcomes for children in the infant classes of the targeted schools.
  • To increase problem solving capacity and support of involved primary school teachers based on networking and mutual exchange of experience.
  • To improve nutrition status of the targeted children in 80% of the targeted schools.
  • To increase participation and engagement of communities in primary education management and operation – and individual child support.
  • 50% decrease in class repetition in standards 1 and 2, disaggregated by sex.

Our implementing partner DAPP

Development from People to People (DAPP) is a registered local NGO which works with communities in Malawi by promoting social and economic development through programs in educational training, health, food security, fundraising and environment. DAPP complements the Governments effort in implementing the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy to achieve the nation’s Vision 2020.The people engaged in the development initiatives of DAPP are trained and equipped with tools and knowledge enabling them to transform their dreams and wishes for a better life into practical actions. DAPP is in its 18th year of creating long-term development. The projects are carried out in close partnership with the National Government, local and district authorities and a range of national as well as international partners.




Malawi Facts

15 Mio
Compulsory education
5-12 years
Enrolment ratio
primary 86%, secondary girls 13%
Illiteracy rate
19% of children under 5 are undernourished

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