Sindima Memorial Institute (SMI) is a new institute of higher education located in North Blantyre, Malawi. Its undergraduate program has several academic streams, including technical skills (with a focus on allied health professions), teacher preparation, and liberal arts. SMI also plans soon to inaugurate colleges of medicine and nursing (http://sindimainstitute.ac.mw)
YPI has provided direct funding and technical assistance for the development of this university. It has linked SMI with a research-based, on-line teacher preparation program based in the United States. In addition, YPI plans to coordinate its child advocacy activities in Malawi with the research and service programs of SMI.