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Walking to town in the mornings from their summer home on Lake Malawi, the Patel's were compelled to help the village children who sat attentively in the shadow of the Baobab Tree. They watched day after day as the children would return rain or shine to the shelter of the Baobab Tree. A single instructor would captivate an audience of 50 children with a single lesson taught from a single book. The privilege and pride that was displayed by the children Under The Baobab Tree inspired the Patel family to act. In 1997, construction began for the first Namaso Bay School. The school stands near that very baobab tree where the children sat and learned for so many years.

Ten years after the Patel's inaugural opening, we have created Under The Baobab Tree, Inc. a Nonprofit 501 (c) 3 to seek further reach into the global community We need your help to build a bigger, better school for the beautiful children of Malawi who are so intent on learning. We hope you are as inspired as we are to help us further enhance the school and community of Namaso Bay, Malawi Africa.