About UsEmpowering and Educating Children through Active & Creative PLAY We EMPOWER, ENCOURAGE and LOVE – we see you. Kusewera means “to play” in Chichewa, the language of Malawi, Africa Mission and History of Kusewera : Kusewera’s mission is to empower and educate children in impoverished countries through active and creative PLAY. We organize activities such as sports, dance, music, art and more. We are not a “voluntourism” organization but we do create affordable humanitarian service trips for people of all walks of life, so that they can personally help implement our Kusewera Empowerment & Educational Program (K.E.E.P.) with their areas of expertise and passions. This sustainable year-round program empowers the children to learn, laugh, play. Our hope is for the children to pursue goals, dream for a better future and be positive leaders in their community. We are people helping people help themselves. Our current focus areas are in Malawi, Africa and the Philippines. Our current project is our Community Center & Sports Complex in the Lilongwe area of Malawi.In 2008, Kusewera founder, Karen Osborn, took a trip to Africa, that changed her life. She worked with kids at Mtendere Village Orphanage near Lilongwe, Malawi, conducting sport clinics. She realized her passion to help these kids set and attain goals for their future. She wanted to create a way for anyone to be able to take a humanitarian trip, and make a difference in the lives of kids in need across the globe using active and creative PLAY. Kusewera was formed in 2010 and began working as a fiscal sponsored program under a non-profit organization. In June 2012, after taking several groups to Malawi, Karen decided to make Kusewera its own recognized, non-profit 501(c)(3).
Education – the children learn life skills such as leadership, discipline, perseverance, goal-setting, sportsmanship, teamwork, focus, and healthy living. etc.
Empowerment – Giving these children the ability to see possibilities they haven’t ever thought of, dreaming for a better future and showing them that they have a choice to make a difference in their community.
Encouragement – When a child can see, feel and know that someone cares, they strive to do better and be better.