Slide Welcome to Shaping
Our Future Foundation

join us in promoting holistic development of a village girl and street child in Malawi

Keeping Girls in School We aim to increase enrollment, retention and completion of education among girls by providing scholarships to ultra-poor girls (and boys) from rural areas in Malawi Street Children we ensure that every street-connected child has a healthy, safe, and moral start in life, an opportunity to quality education and successful passage to adulthood. Economic Empowerment We empower women groups in rural areas with income generating skills and strengthen their financial capacity to support girls’ education and sustain their families. Sexual Reproductive Health We address barriers to access health services, and information, while also supporting positive gender and social norms to end violence against women and girls.



secondary education


secondary schools from
Chitipa to Nsanje covered  


women reached through
economic empowerment


villages targeted for
economic empowerment



To promote a learning friendly and safe environment for girls , Shaping Our Future Foundation (SOFF) constructed an eighty-bed capacity hostel at Katowo Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) , with funding of Mk95,728,875 ($116,035) from Embassy of Japan.Katowo CDSS is in Rumphi district, and is considered  as a hard-to-reach area

Alinafe’s future could not be ascertained as she struggled to pay school fees in secondary school, ending up marrying at an early age. But, this was not the end of her future. Learn more about how Her Excellency Madam Monica Chakwera, intervened to champion re-admission of Alinafe in school, following a rescue from child marriage.


Junior repeated standard 8 for 5 years. During all these years he was selected to different secondary schools, but he could not go because of school fees.Shaping Our Future Foundation (SOFF) through the secondary school scholarships came to his rescue and now supports him with full a scholarship.


Her Excellency Madame Monica Chakwera is the First Lady of the Republic of Malawi and an Ambassador for Ending Child Marriages. Her life story presented in this film, which has also been published as a booklet for children, is relatable to most girls in Malawi, and  due to various challenges that compromise girls’ access to education.