Our Students With Dreams (SWD) program provides leadership training, mentorship, and seed funding to teams of college students to address challenges they identify in their communities in Malawi. We believe financial skills are critical. We teach our young leaders how to develop cost-effective, high-impact solutions from limited resources. In 2015 and 2016 we gathered feedback to better support them and the communities they serve.
We used several surveys about:
- Dreamers’ experiences in the program.
- Their self-assessment of their leadership and financial skills.
- Their recommendations on how to improve the program. This included a focus group.