Our mission is to empower and educate children through active and creative play programs. Our current project location is in Malawi, Africa, our Girl Power Initiative is global, and we also organize local US volunteer opportunities as well. We create activities such as sports, dance, music, art and more. Our sustainable year-round programs in Malawi empower the children to learn, laugh and play. Our hope is that they are able to dream for a bright future, be awakened to new goals for their lives, and be positive leaders in their communities. We aim to listen and implement locally-identified projects alongside the community members.
People from all walks of life are encouraged to apply to volunteer with Kusewera and be a part of the greater good. We also welcome other groups and individuals wanting to volunteer, whether you are from outside Malawi or a Malawian volunteer. We encourage everyone to promote and practice love, unity, understanding and inclusion in your own country and in your communities first before traveling to Malawi to work with our children and the beautiful people of Malawi. If you are unable to care about the lives of people of all colors, races, religions and backgrounds in your own community and country, we are unable to welcome that mentality and do not feel you should go across the globe to act like you do. We are not working in Malawi or anywhere else to fulfill anyone’s saviorism. As we state in our policies and guidelines and in the registration notes, we are not open to those who promote any ideology of hate and discrimination towards any ethnic group, religion/faith or of anyone that might be different or look different than oneself. Our motto is LOVE FIRST, then think, speak and act. If you are full of love and ready to work alongside the beautiful people of Malawi, apply today to begin your journey with us! Your final acceptance and participation will be based on your application, questionnaire, completed training and your general overall understanding of our posted mission and statement.
Many of our volunteers have found these books to be helpful in better understanding history and our current times: How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, The Myth of Equality by Ken Wytsma, White Awake by Daniel Hill, White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo, Moving Diversity Forward – How To Go From Well-Meaning To Well-Doing by Verna Myers, What If I Say The Wrong Thing by Verna Myers
Kusewera partner organizations and opportunities for volunteer service in the US can be found HERE!