What we do
The Jean Rose Mbilizi Foundation (JRMF) is a non-profit organization established to contribute to the educational advancement and leadership development of vulnerable girls and young women. The foundation focuses on reducing school drop out by providing support to school girls and young women in Malawi. The JRMF was founded by Jean Rose Mbilizi's daughter, who is a college professor in the US, and her friends in Buffalo New York.
Vision of JRMF
The vision of JRMF is to improve access and quality of education provided to underprivileged girls in Malawi. The foundation will offer programs that will help girls stay in school and be adequately prepared for post-secondary education particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The ultimate goal is to reduce poverty while improving gender balance in leadership and decision making positions.
Mission of JRMF
Most girls in Chiradzulu live in poverty with little chance of ever attending secondary school or college. The JRMF strives to provide better living conditions for girls through school feeding, supply of school uniforms, teaching, and learning materials, and scholarships to needy girls. The JRMF will also improve learning environments for girls in Chiradzulu District by building a girls' secondary school and repairing dilapidated primary and secondary schools.
The JRMF will assist teenage mothers and girls that have dropped out of school to acquire income generating skills or return back to school. As Jean Rose Mbilizi always used to say "Kutsogola Sikufika" (Being ahead does not mean you have arrived). Everybody has the potential to achieve highly if they keep trying. The JRMF will also keep youth in Chiradzulu District, both boys and girls, involved in sporting and other life skills development activities to avoid idleness and reduce alcohol and drug abuse during school vacations.