OUR MISSION

We are a non-profit organisation (NPO) with the aim of developing children to a place of self reliance by providing support in education. The mission of The Hudson Mtegha Foundation is to encourage education of the girl and boy child of Malawi,more specifically children of Phwamphwa, by providing financial support.


OUR VISION

Our vision is based on the compelling truth that providing education is the key to the survival of the human race. It is also the key to a better tomorrow and building an economically vibrant society and country as a whole. All children have the right to access education that will prepare them to succeed in life, contribute economically and to become engaged citizens.


OUR STORY

The Hudson Mtegha Foundation is the vision of Professor Hudson Mtegha, inspired by the passion Hudson has in education for the African child, as he believes that education is the corner stone and it is through education that the African child can have a bright future and be able to be equipped with skills to compete in the global arena. The first launched project was the adoption of a school at Phwamphwa and provided school uniforms; exercise books, pens and pencils for needy learners; solar panel with battery and bulbs for standard eight learners. The situation on the ground in Phwamphwa is that only a small fraction in the past 15 years has been able to qualify to gain entry to government secondary schools and end up with a high school qualification that will enable a learner to gain access to tertiary education.

The second phase is provision of financial resources to deserving students and thus ensures academically promising children have the resources to have an education and that no child should not have access to an education because of financial constraints. The aim is to transform lives through essential initiatives in education and training.

Professor Hudson Mtegha

Education
  • BSc (Physics and Chemistry), University of Malawi
  • BSc (Hons) (Mining Engineering), University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • M.Eng ( Mining Engineering), McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • PhD (Mining Engineering), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Registered with the Malawi Board of Engineers
  • Member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Council Member of the Fossil Fuel Foundation

Professor Hudson Mtegha has worked in the Southern African mining industry for over 40 years and is a qualified mining engineer and mineral economist. He has held senior positions in the private sector. He was Chief Mining Engineer with the Malawi government and Mineral Economist with the SADC Mining Coordinating Unit. Hudson was with Johannesburg-based Minerals and Energy Policy Centre, and a senior mineral economist at Mintek in the Mineral Economics and Strategy Unit.

He lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand in the School of Mining Engineering for six years and currently is a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the institution. He has worked extensively on the policy issues in the mineral sector of the SADC and the continental African Mining Vision issues.