IMAGINE trying to learn and concentrate at school in an outdoor classroom, with over 150 other children in the same lesson! That’s how it was for primary-age children attending Tapani School. But now things have changed and there’s real hope for a better future.
Hope4Malawi, in partnership with Malawian NGO Hope4Development, has recently completed a new classroom block at Tapani school, providing two additional much-needed indoor classrooms with desks and a library equipped with textbooks, reading and reference books.
There were jubilant celebrations when the new classroom block was opened recently by Paul Chipanda, Director of Education in Blantyre. He said: “School is very, very important because it is a key for development.”
It was a very proud moment for the Hope4Malawi team, and everyone involved.
The school is located in a highly remote area, 10km from the tar road. Previously there were only four covered classrooms for over 600 primary-age learners. All other classes were taken outside – open to the elements. And if it rained, learning had to stop.
Classes were very overcrowded and books were hard to find. Now the new classrooms house years 7 and 8. And only two classes work outside.
The new facilities and resources offer a vastly improved learning environment – and greater opportunities for the children to progress to secondary education.
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Thanks to the kind support of our partners, sponsors, fundraisers and volunteers, Hope4Malawi's school building, resourcing projects and student sponsorships continue to provide life-changing opportunities for children growing up in rural Malawi.