There are 4 macro-phases of implementation for the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. Raising Malawi will oversee the overall implementation of the project, and will assemble a task force of academic, government, non-government, and community-based leaders to manage each phase of implementation.
Phase 1: Research & Design
Present - April, 2009
Phase 2: Capacity Building & Construction
April, 2009 - September, 2011
Phase 3: School Launch
Phase 4: Evaluation
December, 2011- Ongoing
The explicit goals of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls are to:
DEVELOP LOCAL LEADERS
With training in Education, Medicine, and Law, graduates of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls will be both equipped to continue studies in tertiary schools and poised to become the next generation of leaders in Malawi.
ADDRESS NEEDS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Through direct work with and education for the surrounding communities, girls will gain hands-on experience with teaching others; they will also stay connected to the real needs of their own communities.
EMPOWER WOMEN'S AUTHORITY
Graduates of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls will be empowered to have a larger role in family decisions. With proper education in women's health and domestic violence, fewer women will contract HIV, and they will be further enabled to take control of their lives.
INITIATE DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS
By staying in school longer, girls end up marrying later. This, combined with family planning and health education, will in turn decrease HIV prevalence, the fertility rate, and the infant mortality rate.
SEEKING: financial resources, implementing partners, best practices information, media and marketing assistance. Madonna and Raising Malawi will host a gala event in 2010 to benefit Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.
OFFERING: implementing partners, best practice information, media/marketing opportunities.