Copyright 2017 Youth and Society The Mzuzu Education Trust Fund (METF) is an education program of the Youth and Society (YAS) dedicated to closing the gaps in education opportunity and achievement for low-income families and communities. We stand up and act for the poorest and marginalised citizens  and communities, especially young people whose needs and potential are often overlooked. We recognise the widening gap between  the rich and the poor in our society as opportunities for education are biased towards richer families. OXFAM 2015 report indicates that  in 2011 the richest 10 percent of Malawians spent 34 times more than the poorest 10 percent. We see access to quality education by all  citizens as the greatest equaliser between the rich and the poor.  We therefore strive to provide support to low-income students; improve access to quality education; and evaluate education policy and practice and negotiate our position.  Our Goal: Increased access to quality education opportunities by marginalised and low-income Malawians and communities through direct support, partnerships and advocacy. Why METF? In partnership with communities, the Government of Malawi and people of good will, we are committed to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty through education opportunities to the most marginalised and poor citizens of Malawian society. We reject to condemn the poor into deep poverty by denying them access to education. We believe that providing everyone with an appropriate education can close  the inequality gap and benefit a democratic society. Education is a key way to break the generational cycle of inequality. 2016-2017 Projects  a) Students Scholarships for Higher Education Provide 100 Scholarships to needy public university students. b)  Improvement of Chikhwengwe Primary School in Mzimba South Construct 2 classroom blocks Construct 1 Teacher office block   Supply 200 desks for learners YAS'S NEW HIV/AIDS  PROJECT TO TEST 900  PEOPLE IN VIPHYA  FOREST Under its Human Rights and  Democracy Programme, YAS  with grant support from the  American Government's.... YAS LEADS MALAWIAN CSOs IN THE GRAND-  CORRUPTION FIGHT -  "MAIZE-GATE" SCAM In its front-line combat against  corruption and impunity in  Malawi, from 2016, through  strategic public interest   litigation, YAS has.....