This project sought to: 1. give an account of what constitutes orphanhood; 2. investigate the lives of orphans in an area of Malawi; 3. establish the life histories of orphans; their basic needs; and, their educational needs, and what can be said about the self-esteem of orphans; 4. establish the educational provision for, and experiences of, orphans; 5. understand to what extent these situations and understandings are gendered; and 6. attempt to influence the policies of ministries and agencies in Malawi and in aid-donor countries. This final report outlines the project's background, objectives and methodology, and the findings and their dissemination.
McBride, R. Understanding the educational needs of orphans in Malawi. Final report. (2001) 20 pp.