The Darwin Project is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization
While there are many places in the world with children living in dire conditions, the Darwin Project has tried to follow the wisdom of Mother Teresa and has “adopted” the Mangochi Orphanage and School in Malawi as our focus on children in Africa.
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”
Malawi is among the poorest countries in the world, but Patron Manjonanga, Director of MOET in Malawi, has brought light and hope to hundreds of vulnerable children in this fragile space. Patron is following in the foot steps of his father.
Currently the Orphanage cares for 320 children on campus, plus 75 children who are attending secondary school in several different towns in Malawi. There are 25 workers employed or volunteering to help manage the Orphanage with Patron.
Patron Manjonanga installing solar panels with help of staff
DPI’s initial grant to MOET was to fund solar electronics and solar panels to replace diesel generator used for irrigating crops and for lights to the school campus.
First time children have had electric lights in classrooms and chargers for cell phones
Everyone Participates in Farming
Extensive Ground Crops Planted
Tomatoes help fund MOET Orphanage
In 2023 a devastating typhoon swept across Malawi destroying all of MOET’s crops, food supplies, two of eight solar panels, and several structures.
DPI provided funding for seeds to grow new crops, food supplies, sanitation and shelters.
Woman stands on the rubble of her former home. Her disaster relief kit from DPI is her only possession.
Simple, Effective, In-Expensive
Darwin Project sent one-hundred Sawyer 5 gallon clean buckets and water purification filter straws to rural clinics and other locations in Cameroon as well as in Malawi for students in the Mangochi Orphanage to share, to prevent further outbreaks of cholera.
In response to a severe cholera outbreak in the village, DPI sent Sawyer
5- gallon water filtration systems and care kits and funded the rebuilding of the bathrooms of the orphanage and village.
DPI began a Christmas tradition of donating funds for Patron to buy a Christmas gift for each child, and to make Christmas dinner
Malawi government pays for primary school education, but not secondary school