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    Education, Empowerment and Encouragement

    Kusewera's mission is to empower and educate through active and creative play. Kusewera believes every child deserves the chance for a bright future. Our mission is to empower and educate children through our active and creative play programs. We encourage community-driven development for sustainability, implementing locally-identified projects alongside community members. We aim to regularly examine our intentions and ensure that we are putting the rights, respect, and desires of the community first and foremost in our practices.

    We are not working in Malawi to give handouts. We will not simply give money to those who ask, as that only perpetuates the poverty problem. Any volunteer who gives money directly to a Kusewera staff member, or child/adult in the communities we work alongside or to anyone related to Kusewera's efforts who is asking for money will be terminated as a Kusewera Volunteer. Any and all financial transactions will be handled through designated Kusewera staff only. The allocations of funds for activities and projects will be distributed to appropriate affiliates or staff via Kusewera at our discretion relating to specific needs. Volunteers should not make promises of gifts or experiences that are not discussed and approved by Kusewera beforehand.

    Kusewera distributes material gifts with specific purpose and intention. Material gifts are not handed out randomly. Many useful items are donated and distributed in an orderly and planned manner under the supervision of Kusewera and its assigned staff. These include but are not limited to educational supplies, necessary clothing items, feminine hygiene items, general hygiene and health items as well as items used in the programs such as sports equipment, art/creative supplies, musical instruments, etc.

    Kusewera welcomes skilled volunteers to help implement the Kusewera programs.

    Kusewera welcomes volunteers from all walks of life. We do not tolerate hate, prejudice or words and acts of discrimination or language that supports anything of the like. Promoting an ideology that doesn't encourage unity and inclusion is prohibited. Any applicant, volunteer or representative who engages in such ideology or activity will be removed from consideration, participation or volunteer opportunities immediately.

    Kusewera volunteers should not undermine the mission and policies of Kusewera and its leaders. Any and all dealings with Kusewera staff, children and people we work alongside, including sponsorship and program donations will be handled through Kusewera.

    Kusewera will not tolerate emotional, psychological, or physical abuse of any kind, especially against any children participating in our programs or against volunteers, staff and anyone else affected by the presence of Kusewera and its programs. This misbehavior negatively impacts the people of Malawi, and the image and reputation of Kusewera.

    If policies are not followed, Kusewera reserves the right to end the volunteer’s involvement with Kusewera. If a volunteer's trip is already in progress, and the volunteer is dismissed, Kusewera is not responsible for additional costs incurred by or related to said changes.

    *Additional trip specific policies will be given to volunteers prior to each trip.

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