Spreading Knowledge: Teaching in Malawi

The opportunity:
I've always felt a call to action when it comes to education. I'm driven to seek opportunities that will help me to be the best teacher I can be. I've also had a desire to travel to Africa for as long as I can remember. This summer I have a teaching opportunity to travel to Malawi, Africa to fulfill these dreams! Close friends of mine traveled there last year and I was blown away hearing about their experiences. I've been able to see how this opportunity impacted their teaching practices and I know this opportunity would be meaningful, purposeful, and so exciting for me! In Malawi I will be teaching at a local school and collaborating with other teachers from my region in SC and also native teachers in Africa!

The cost:
My volunteer vacation costs are comprised of transportation, meals, and a safari. I'll be staying in Malawi from June 15- June 29th. Aside from personal souvenirs, $3500 will cover my whole trip! Please know that any donation size would be extremely appreciated in funding my travel and living costs in Africa as I work to broaden my perspective of education!

The organization I'll be traveling with:
Last summer the nonprofit organization "With Change in Mind" worked closely with more than 20 Teach For America corps members in South Carolina to create a meaningful and close to culture experience. This year, I'm eligible to travel on this trip, which is sure to impact my teaching and help me grow professionally and personally. For more information visit http://www.withchangeinmind.org/

Your support:
Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about my interests. Thank you for investing in me so that I can invest in our future through the children I educate both at home and abroad! Your support is so valuable to me! I could not cover the costs of this trip independently; your help makes opportunities like this become a reality for a young teacher like me.
  • Grandmother 
    • $75 (Offline)
    • 86 mos
  • Aunt Joan & Uncle Bill 
    • $30 (Offline)
    • 86 mos
  • Mama Joyce & Papa Frank 
    • $250 (Offline)
    • 86 mos
  • Danny Carey 
    • $500 
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
See all

Organizer

Anna Marie DiPalma 
Organizer
Summerville, SC
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more