In the United States, we take for granted that the systems governing our lives--the production and availability of food, education, healthcare, sanitation, and arts & culture--are readily available and are working in harmony. For those living in rural, impoverished areas of the world, it has proven to be quite challenging to modernize their way of life, despite ample resources being invested in improving the lives of the world's poor. At UVT, we apply a holistic approach to village transformation because we believe that it takes all of these systems, developing in an integrated manner, to truly transform lives and communities.
Our pilot village transformation initiative in Dothi Village, Lilongwe, Malawi was designed in collaboration with the people of the community and other organizations actively working in the region. Our program pillars are:
Adult, Early Childhood and Primary Education programming and facilities
Water Quality and Sanitation
Healthcare and Dental Care
We are seeking to make the following impacts:
Continue funding for Dothi Village’s Early Childhood Education Development program
Complete construction on Dothi Village's first Junior Primary School
Provide books and resources for respective classrooms
Educate the children of the village on nutrition, gardening and farming at an early age
Provide women with solar cooking kits and instruction on safe, healthful cooking techniques
Train dentists and nurses at the Daeyang Luke Hospital Dental clinic
With your support, we can truly transform the lives of the people in these communities.