Jay Sears

Headed to Malawi (East Africa): Project Start July 2, 2023

Malawi is consistently ranked among the world’s 20 least developed countries on the UN Human Development Index. Seventy-one percent of the country’s population lives below the poverty line of US $1.90 a day. Nearly half of primary school-age children dropout before advancing to secondary school and the literacy rate in Malawi is only 62% among people 15 years old and older.

Team Dayā is scheduled to start its school groundbreaking in Malawi on Sunday, July 2, 2023. If you are interested in learning more, or possibly traveling with us to work on the groundbreaking, please contact us.

Team Daya founder in a morning huddle before the Dhayapur, Nepal school build in October 2019.

Jay “The Instigator” Sears – New York  – Founder

Why: In 1988, I was visiting a World Wildlife Fund development project in the remote Annapurna mountains in Nepal. Hearing I was from the USA and assuming I was some sort of envoy, the principal from the local school asked if I could send help. As a student, I was floored and humbled by the request. Thirty years later, I’m excited Team Dayā will make a small contribution by building its first primary school in Nepal. I hope we will inspire others to take action to benefit others.

Bio: Jay has worked at Tentrr, Mastercard, Rubicon Project, Pulsepoint, ContextWeb, EDGAR Online and Wolff New Media.

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