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Revised February 2020


This section lists other SMP members who are not Further or Higher Education institutions, but are in partnerships which involve FE/HE institutions in Malawi.


The Turing Trust

The Turing Trust supports education in Malawi and other African countries by reusing computers and improving teacher training using ICT.

The Trust in Malawi is based in Mzuzu with their partner organisation, Centre for Youth and Development. Their goal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to get the digital skills they need to make the most of the digital world.

Please contact us to discuss collaboration if your Malawi projects require IT equipment.

The Soko Fund

The Soko Fund is a Scotland-based charity which has partnered with Malawi's four public universities to provide scholarships to women from disadvantaged communities. The scholarships provide women with the funds to study vocational degrees in subjects including education, health, engineering, business, journalism and agriculture. It currently supports 65 undergraduates. The Malawi based Soko Graduate association provides support for graduates into employment, including a growing number of internships.

Orbis Expeditions

Orbis Expeditions is a social impact expedition company operating exclusively in Malawi, working with students, businesses and individuals to provide specialised planning and logistical support for many groups including University Field Trips and Skills Sharing programmes. Orbis are the official travel partners of the SMP.

Orbis Skills Expeditions arrange 7-day challenges which combine educational experiences based around the work of the UK Global Goals, skills sharing, mentoring, adventure and business networking with entrepreneurs and universities in Malawi.

Gaia Education

Gaia Education is an international NGO which provides students across the world, of all ages and cultural backgrounds with knowledge and skills to design a thriving society.

They work with traditional and indigenous communities in the Global South to improve the way they manage their environments and villages, while addressing climate change vulnerabilities.

Young Academy of Scotland

Young Academy of Scotland brings together young professionals from all sectors to work together on projects that benefit Scotland and the world.

They work in partnership with sister Young Academies worldwide, as well as other international-facing organisations.

FemEng in Malawi

FemEng in Malawi is an international outreach collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Malawi University of Science and Technology. Female engineering students from both universities will work together to develop and deliver workshops to promote STEM education in Malawi.

The aim is to increase the number of female students pursuing STEM careers in Malawi and provide a network for students in STEM courses. The first visit to Malawi will take place in Summer 2020.

Maura’s Mission

The aim of Maura’s Mission is to advance the education of people in Malawi by providing educational bursaries allowing those who desire further education but whose families cannot afford school fees to receive education to secondary and higher education level.

Malawi Millennium Project

Set up to celebrate the Millennium, the Malawi Millennium Project was founded on Malawi's historical links with Scotland and the University of Strathclyde through explorer and missionary David Livingstone who studied at Strathclyde in the 1830s.

The project aim is to assist in educating the personnel necessary to train future generations of Malawian teachers, nurses, scientists, technicians and engineers