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Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Phone:

(601) 266-4825

Address:

118 College Dr. #5008

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

 

OUR 2019 SCHOOL BUILD

MALAWI, AFRICA

WHY MALAWI?

Malawi is an impoverished, landlocked, tropical country in southern Africa, one of the poorest in the world. There are more people than farming land can support, leaving many hungry and malnourished. Their main source of income comes from farming tobacco, and most children are taken out of school to help farm

Many articles refer to Malawi as the heart of Africa. The people are in incredible need of aid, and welcome anyone who can provide some to them. 

In reference to Malawi, a Muslim preacher once said “People here don’t have anything extra- but everyone gives a little because they have the compassion to help.”

HOW DID WE BUILD THE SCHOOL?

Our school has had the pleasure of partnering with Indiana University’s Panhellenic Council to fundraise the money required to build the school. With the help of Indiana University, we have raised $37,000 for the school build. Our community fundraises this money through the use of profit shares, t-shirt sales, sponsorships, and many events.

A LOOK AT OUR TRIP

"One study after another has shown that educating girls is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty. Schooling is often a precondition for girls and women to stand up against injustice, and for women to be integrated into the economy. Until women are numerate and literate, it is difficult for them to start businesses or contribute meaningfully to their economies." Half the Sky pg. 168

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Our Panhellenic council has a very active Circle of sisterhood committee, who takes primary responsibility over the fundraising efforts of our council. The committee is comprised of women from every chapter and age level. If you want to be a part of the committee, reach out to our Vice President of Community Engagement, Callie Crider, at maddison.crider@usm.edu!