MDF provides scholarships to youth living in poverty who otherwise would not have access to education.  Each year, enrollment requests exceed our schools’ capacities. We do not build schools, we invest in human capacity. By paying teachers a fair wage, providing teacher training, supporting operations and renting affordable buildings, MDF can focus on reducing illiteracy and providing experiential learning opportunities in multidisciplinary subjects that foster critical thinking and empowerment.

All programs are run with dedicated and qualified local staff. MDF only operates in communities where invited and only with acceptance of local community and elders. Emphasis is on girls. Boys are not allowed to enroll unless their sisters are enrolled first. MDF works with local partners and in communities at high risk for  extremist and militant recruitment.

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