Outstanding Nebraskans

The continued support of dedicated Nebraska citizens helps the Malaika Foundation realize its mission.

Global Nebraska Resources

The Malaika Foundation brings global education opportunities to students and educators in Nebraska.

Professional Development

We provide resources for educators seeking input, ideas and collaboration on global education and travel.

Global Education

Travel abroad is encouraged to gain a better understanding of the world we share and those with which we share it.

Teacher's Stories

Teachers use their extraordinary experiences throughout the world to inspire and educate their students.

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Your support helps provide global educational resources to bring the world to Nebraska's children.

Nebraska Educator News

A Tribute to Malaika’s Founding Donor, Mr. Kenneth Morrison

Mr. Kenneth Morrison with Dr. Natalie Hahn
The Malaika Foundation give special tribute and recognition to Kennneth Morrison of Hastings NE, the founding and most generous donor for global educational programs in Nebraska. He financed five Global Education Workshops for 1,200 Nebraska Teachers. The Kenneth Morrison Fellowships were granted to students and teachers who traveled to 23 countries on five continents.

Mr. Morrison was an international agricultural entrepeneur with investments in shrimp and pork production and U.S. grains. He was a major philanthropist for Nebraska and a great supporter of the Cornhuskers Football Program.

He died on January 6th at the age of 93. He was Malaika’s best frend and will be lovingly remembered. It was his vision and contributions that established Malaika.


“I wanted to thank you for your generous contribution to my trip to Ecuador. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected for this funding. International Education is my passion and where I see myself working for the rest of my life. The honor I have for study abroad is something I want to share with all students I work with. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”
- Taylor Nicole Gee

Funding and Award Opportunities

Virtual Study Abroad Fair

Learn more about study abroad and participate in the first ever Virtual Study Abroad Fair, taking place on February 25, 2015!
The fair, hosted by CollegeWeekLive, the Institute of International Education, and the U.S. Department of State, is a unique opportunity for you and other students across the United States, as well as your parents, to learn more about the benefits of study abroad, program options, potential host countries and funding opportunities for those experiences abroad. There is no cost to attend the fair and you can login between noon and 8pm Eastern Standard Time to watch live presentations and chat with representatives from all over the world, including program representatives from the U.S. Department of State. Watch live video presentations about study abroad topics, such as choosing a program, financing your study abroad experience, preparing for your study abroad experience, and the value of studying abroad for careers and job prospects. Sessions focused on study abroad opportunities in specific countries or regions will also be featured.

Students who visit at least 5 booths will be eligible to win one of the following prizes*:

- Two (2) $1,000 IIE Travel Prizes for study abroad (U.S students must be enrolled in an approved study abroad program by their institution to receive funds)
- Two (2) $500 STA Travel vouchers
- Four (4) $50 Amazon vouchers
* Please note, prizes are open to U.S. citizens only.

Student registration: CollegeWeekLive.com
Learn more by visiting the Virtual Study Abroad Fair or contact studyabroad@iie.org.

“As a native Nebraskan and educator, I teach English and Spanish high school courses at Waverly High School. Although we have only begun the Reach the World program, my students and I have already noted the value and impact this first-hand collaboration and interaction fosters. During a lesson on sustainable development, students were able to consider authentic examples in Panama and ask expert questions. Following the lesson, they continued to research and engage in problem-based learning. As a class collective, we feel very blessed and appreciative of this transformative experience”.
- Alicia Dallman

Making a Difference for Nebraska's Educators & Students

The Importance of Travel

"Because of the generosity and support of the Malaika Foundation and Fund For Teachers, I experienced new lands and ideas, making friends among strangers and returning to the classroom with knowledge and enthusiasm that inspired curiosity and challenged students to create the change they want to see in our world."
Jane Connealy

"The Fund for Teachers and Malaika Fellowship allowed me to visit Madagascar to increase my knowledge of conservation, exploration, and nature to better educate my students in Omaha. I have incorporated so many of the things I learned in Madagascar into my classes and have expanded my curriculum to include different needs that must be examined, for the wellbeing of our global community."
Lee Kallstrom

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