USAID works with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and other development partners to address these challenges and help students acquire the essential skills they need to succeed and lead Malawi towards greater economic prosperity. USAID works at each level of education, focusing on: reading in the early grades; access to secondary education, especially for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and marginalized and vulnerable youth; and strengthening higher education institutions in Malawi to create the next generation of Malawi’s leaders and a workforce to spur industry and socio-economic growth.