Since 2005 Canon Collins Trust has been working with the Adolescent Girls’ Literacy Project (AGLIT) to increase access to education, health awareness and income generation opportunities for children in Malawi who have dropped out of school as a result of illness, pregnancy or the death of a family member. Many younger girls have been able to rejoin the school system as a result of their improved literacy and numeracy, and are now working towards the completion of their secondary education. The project has transformed the lives of girls in Chikwawa district, and we are now working with AGLIT to expand the programme to Neno and Mwanza districts, where there are currently no programmes to address school drop-out.