Creating great learning spaces
School buildings and infrastructure
Most schools lack sufficient classrooms, which means many classes take place outside or in temporary shelters. This makes teaching and learning challenging in the sunshine - and almost impossible when it rains!
One of Hope4Malawi's goals is for children to have a great place to learn. A priority is for each of our partner schools to have enough well-equipped classrooms, a fully resourced library, toilets and teacher housing.
Developing Hope Secondary school has been a main focus. This new school opened in February 2021 and provides infrastructure for four feeder schools. We also continue to partner with Mpemba primary school.
Over the next 5 years a key aim for Hope4Malawi is to partner with the Ministry of Education to build and equip 12 classrooms, 9 toilet blocks, 3 libraries and 4 teacher houses.
Their future starts today
Secondary School Development
Classrooms and Libraries
Toilets and Changing Rooms
Building the new Hope Secondary school
Hope Community Day Secondary School in Mabala Village opened in February 2021. Hope4Malawi continues to partner with the Ministry of Education to develop this Government-run secondary school.
The school creates 60 additional places each year for primary learners who pass the Standard 8 exams. There are now three year groups at Hope, and places for children from four of Hope4Malawi's partner primary schools.
Most students at Hope come from very poor households and would otherwise not have the chance of a secondary school education.
The school currently has four classrooms, a science block with a library, an administration block, two student toilet blocks,
running water and three teacher houses. It's a great working school but there is huge opportunity for further development.
The project is being built in four phases. Phase 2, to provide solar power and equip the science lab and computer lab, has now been completed.
We have built teacher housing as part of Phase 3, and also plan to build a fence around the school, and an assembly hall.
Phase 4 will increase the school enrolment from a maximum of 240 pupils to 480 pupils with two form entry. This will require two additional classroom blocks and two further blocks of student toilets.
Please partner with us to provide a great education for some of the poorest children in the world.
All UK charity running costs are covered by our Trustees, so 100% of all donations go directly to providing an education for children in Malawi.
Key building and development projects
Classrooms and libraries
Changing life chances for children
Being able to work at school in an indoor classroom, and have access to a fully-equipped library, is life-changing for school children.
Hope4Malawi has funded nine primary school classrooms, three libraries and three kitchens in the last seven years, built by local partners.
Our focus, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is to help develop the feeder schools to Hope Secondary by providing classroom blocks at Mpemba, Tapani, and Mafunde primary schools, and also libraries at Chimwemwe and Mafunde primary schools.
Thanks to your help, we are able to make a real difference for children in Malawi. Whatever donation, big or small, it helps us to bring hope for children at these schools.
Privacy for girls
Many girls in Malawi drop out of school when they reach puberty, due to cultural pressures of early marriage, pregnancy, lack of parental encouragement and poor sanitation provision.
Despite these immense pressures, many young girls have dreams and ambitions. They are determined to go to secondary school and make a difference to their lives - in the home and at work.
All schools need adequate girls' toilets and a changing room for privacy and changing sanitary products. We partner with the Ministry of Education and Headteachers to build toilets in primary schools. Why not help by twinning your toilet with a toilet in Malawi? It costs £2,000 for a block of six.
Through local partners, we also provide training for the girls in menstrual hygiene, understanding cultural myths, and providing appropriate sanitary materials. This encourages them to stay in school.
Help to keep girls in school
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