Matongwe is the name of a Mothers Group in Suza zone in Malawi. Matongwe is one of several groups that have taken an increasingly active role in supporting the students and school in their village. Mothers Group members have many activities. They divide themselves into smaller groups and go house-to-house in the community to encourage absentee students to regularly go to school. They advocate for a focus on of girls’ interests in School Improvement Plans (SIP). They also assist children in need with basic school needs such as notebooks, school uniforms, pencils, pens, and other sundries.
This 2 page summary describes CARE's work in Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo under the LIFT II program.