The Mustard Seed in Malawi

Early childhood development (education, nutrition, and healthcare) in rural Malawi


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About Us

Staff & volunteers

Community members: participate in planning meetings and service activities in lieu of school fees

Directors: Angela Quashigah and Alex Ishmael

International Coordinator: 

Janice Lee

Alinafe Bokosala and Rosemary Kalawa

Board members: Gomezgani Chirwa 

and Peter Gamula

Foundation Board Members: John Major, Debbie Major, and Joan Palubinsky


Early childhood development center (preschool), registered as a nonprofit community-based organization in Malawi with a supporting foundation in the U.S.  

Serving 160 children, ages 3-4 (nursery) and 5-6 (Kindergarten)

Education: 2 qualified preschool teachers assisted by a caregiver from the community

Nutrition: Nutritionally fortified daily meal served during break time at school

Health: Preventive health and medical care (vaccinations, vitamins, de-worming, doctor visits, hospital trips)

2018 Milestones:

Purchased neighboring plot of land for classroom expansion;

Dug well and installed hand pump to provide water source for school and village;

Built swing set for playground

Goals: Secure sustainable funding source to build on successes in community programming 

All of this is possible through your individual donations, as we are currently in the grant application process for future funding. Thanks for your support!


Improve early childhood development in isolated rural communities of Malawi through education, nutrition, and healthcare at community-based early childhood development centers

Mission: Develop the Mustard Seed Preschool at Chanika Village as a model of successful programming in this area


Reach Out

Drop us a line!

Located at Chanika Village, Malingunde Rd, Lilongwe, Malawi

Or reach out to our U.S.-based contact, Janice Lee, located at:

3009 Reifsnyder Rd, Gilbertsvile, PA 19525, USA

+1 484-942-8934

The Mustard Seed in Malawi

PO Box 30283, Capital City, Lilongwe, Malawi

+265 997 314 757


The children at the Mustard Seed in Malawi thank you for your prayers and support!!!