About us...

Give2Grow is a Dutch registered foundation built primarily to financially support the building of schools Community Based Childcare Centres (CBCC) in Malawi.

Give2Grow is run 100% by volunteers, with no paid staff, which is why we need your help! We understand the importance of knowing where your help is going, so below you can find some more information about the foundation and what we can do together.

How did we start...

The idea started in 2019, with Clemens volunteering with Chideso in Mzuzu, Malawi. He promoted positive early childhood development by teaching children in the CBCC’s of Chideso. Unfortunately, lacking in essential resources, these CBCC’s struggle to meet the educational needs of the children and other basic needs of life. Established CBCC’s suffer from a dramatic lack of normal classroom space or even an education facility building seriously affecting their ability to teach the kids.

After experiencing this first-hand, Clemens started a project to provide a building for a CBCC including essential services such as sanitation for the building, school playground and equipped the classrooms with the necessary educational materials. The CBCC successfully opened its doors in March 2021. Moved by the impact that this initiative had, we have decided to start the charity Give to Grow and scale this initiative.

Fund local communities, don't intrude

Together with our partner Chideso, we have defined a new project to build a second and larger school serving a neighboring community in Mzuzu. Our mission is to provide local communities with the tools to build, take care of their own and ultimately grow. For this reason we research local active communities such as Chideso and help them finance their project without intruding, giving each community the chance to work, earn and build a future the way they need.

Chideso is a development support organization and focuses on children’s rights and development by running a variety of support projects. Their involvement with early development of children, training vocational skills to adults, skills development and HIV/AIDS education and prevention are an essential need in this community with many challenges such as income generating challenges, extreme poverty, low life expectancy, child neglect and more.

We empower to build, we do not build

The Masasa community in Mzuzu has mixed ethnic groups just as many semi-urban settlements in Malawi, with a population estimated at 16,000. The commonly used languages are English, Chichewa, Tubular and Tonga. The people of this community mainly depend on income from small scale businesses (second hand clothes, agricultural and natural resources). Some people who do find employment have low income positions such as security guards, cleaners and domestic workers.

This community has ongoing challenges in surviving on a daily basis due to the low-income levels and the ever rising cost of living; most of the households are living on less than $1 a day.  This is why all our construction is done locally, with local builder and materials to empower local business and people around the school, positively impacting parents as much as children.

Protect the funds, secure the work

Our goal is to guarantee that local community receive sufficient funds to develop their projects, and that none of the collected donation ends up in corrupt pockets or undesired accounts. For this reason we work only with selected and certified organizations, and we rely on our contacts in the region to continuously oversee developments and progress in our mission with an objective eye.

The Child Development Support Organization (CHIDESO) is a community based organization in the Masasa community in Mzuzu city in the north of Malawi. The organization was established in 2007 and is registered with the Ministry of Gender, Women, Children and Community Development Services.
Wether it is to buy bricks, dig foundations or paying a teacher, your contribution is guaranteed to give a chance to those who do not.
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Stichting Give2Grow is run 100% by volunteers, with no paid staff.
Currently under review by the Dutch tax authority
In accordance with Dutch Law, the first Annual Accounts (2022) will be published in 2023.
Chairman Clemens Röling
Secretary Jordi Rosendahl
Treasurer Emiel Logtenberg
Member Stefano Zese
Member Eric van Heesen

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Making a difference doesn’t cost a fortune, mainly efforts and the will to do good! All it takes is...



To provide a kid with school material for the whole year



To feed an entire school for a whole month